Week 5B-5C Visit: Orvieto June 11-12/2018

Cerveteri, Orvieto, Bomarzo

It’s our final trip for the Rome Program! We’ll meet promptly at 8:30 at the Ottaviano metro. Remember your change of clothes, rain gear, snacks, and sketchbooks! Since we’re staying at a hotel, linens and soaps will be provided.

Week 4D Independent Work – June 7, 2018

With our touring nearly at an end, now it’s time to focus in your individual project! Go here to sign up for an afternoon slot to meet with me at the Rome Center.

After that, remember that the American Academy is holding its Open Studios event up on the Janiculum from 6 to 11:30, and you are invited! It would be worth going for the space alone (featuring a beautiful Laurie Olin landscape) but the work will be incredible as well, featuring op.AL and other architects and landscape architects. Be aware that they are fussy about security, and prohibit all large bags as well as asking for a photo ID – make sure that you have a few types on hand.

4C Recycling – June 5, 2018

Garbatella, Via Ostiense, Mercati Generali, Gasometro, Pyramid of Gaius Cestius, Porta Ostiense, Non-Catholic Cemetery, MACRO Testaccio, Monte Testaccio

After a long day yesterday, we will tighten things up with one final tour of Rome (!). We’ll counterpoint our study of formal spaces with more disorderly industrial districts. We’ll finish in the area of Testaccio, where unconventional Roman ruins meet up with young Romans and new architecture.

morning: work on Project II!

12:30pm: meet outside Garbatella metro station

5pm: short drawing exercise at Monte Testaccio

4B Axes and Bundles – June 5, 2018

Via Flaminia, Palazzetto dello Sport, Stadio Flaminio, Ponte della Musica, Villaggio Olimpico, Foro Italico, Casa delle Armi, Nuovo Stadio Olimpico, Stadio dei Marmi, Piscina Olimpica, MAXXI

We go up the ancient Via Flaminia today north from central Rome to continue our tour of modern and contemporary architecture in Rome. It’ll be a long way, so be prepared with water and snacks. We will end in MAXXI, which will be open until 7 if you want to spend extra time there. You can take the tram back down Via Flaminia – it will be much quicker going down than going up!

9am: meet Francesca at center of Piazza del Popolo

1pm: lunch near Villaggio Olimpico

4pm: end day at MAXXI

4A Repositioning – June 4, 2018


Palazzo dello Sport, SS. Pietro e Paolo, Sede delle Democrazia Cristiana, Palazzo del Civiltà Italiana, Palazzo dei Recevimenti, Nuovo Centro Congressi

We begin our week covering the 20th and 21st centuries with a short look around the Fascist-era EUR district. We’ll talk about the strange legacy of this place and how the desire to reenact Imperial Rome intersected with modernist planning and architecture.

10am: meet at above-ground entrance to Ottaviano metro stop by Via Silla – I will have your metro passes if you didn’t get them Friday

10:30am-2pm: tour around EUR district

2-6pm: lunch on your own and then back to Project II work; I will be at the Rome Center and available to consult