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Roma: Under the Blistering Heat

Amidst the high temperatures and landmarks swarming with tourists, we embarked in an unforgettable summer in the Eternal City. Shade was precious in every corner that it lingered, and the Roman fountains were sweet relief to the unbearable heat. Our daily walks took us exploring Rome’s unrivaled archeological sites, prominent architecture, and the occasional gelato.  Accompanied with our sketchbooks, cameras, and hats we took on the challenge of leading by example and doing what the Romans do as we immersed ourselves in a four week adventure.

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Idroscalo: This Is Not Rome As We Know It

The Roma studio recently completed their Chronographic Design Investigation by interrogating The Edge, The Village, The Strata, and The House of the quite forgotten and much neglected informal settlement of Idroscalo.  This truly unique settlement situated just outside of Rome and near Ostia Antica, introduced students to an unlikely appreciation of the edge conditions and modern day Italian vernacular architecture. Amidst the fresh sea air lies a juxtaposition of conditions, the old and the new, the broken walls and the barriers, and the numerous dogs jumping on rooftops. This summer studio exploration truly sought to define chronophilia in Italian living.

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