RISD in ROME: Maps and Stories
Gabriel Feld (Faculty, RISD Architecture) and Ezio Genovesi (Director, RISD EHP)
3 weeks: June 9-30, 2017
3 studio Credits, RISD Architecture
The course brings students in direct contact with the art, culture and life of Rome through a few lectures and many outings within the city and the region, visits to museums and sites, encounters with people (artists, designers, historians,) readings, movies, meals and many other adventures. In response, we MAKE MAPS AND TELL STORIES. Students develop a variety of maps--2D, 3D and time-based maps--capturing and expanding what we learn in the field. Also, students research, produce, and share stories--in both verbal and written form, , fiction and non-fiction -condensing and elaborating their discoveries into short narratives. By the end of the course, each student will bring together all her/his production into a coherent work, in visual, written, video, and/or web-based formats. Rome is an extraordinary repository of cultural artifacts and experiences spanning more than two thousand years, wrapped into a vibrant contemporary city. It offers inexhaustible opportunities to explore and study human activity in all conceivable forms and scales.
Students live and work in the RISD site in Rome, Palazzetto Cenci, a 16th-century building in the historic center, where RISD based its EHP program since 1966. Dorms are double occupancy with shared bathrooms, kitchens and laundry. The Cenci also includes several spacious studios, computer facilities, library and a lecture hall/exhibition gallery.
Cost: $4,800 (includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).