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December 2016

SHOPTALKS

Annalisa Metta - A Matter of Bodies and Atmosphere

  • Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

This talk looks at public space in the contemporary city from two points of view: that of peoples' presence, actions and bodies as space agency (what I usually call “architecture of behavior"); and that of intangible materials (connected to what we call weather). How can they work to restore enchantment to the public space and ritualize, again, the city?

Annalisa Metta is the Enel Italian Fellow in Architecture/Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and is Assistant Professotr in Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture at Roma Tre University.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

SHOPTALKS

Joseph Williams - Architectural Industry in the Medieval Mediterranean: Evidence from 3D Photography of the Church of S. Corrado in Molfetta (ca. 1150-1300)

  • Monday, 5 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

On the Apulian coast of South Italy during the 12th and 13th centuries, church building and commerce boomed alongside each other. To what extent did the stimulus of trade help to forge an interconnected architectural industry in the region? Williams probes this question in the example of the church of S. Corrado in Molfetta. The talk will zero in on the data of photogrammetry--the reproduction of a building's three-dimensional structure using photographs--as evidence for themes such as the standardization of materials and the division of labor between quarry and construction site.

Joseph Williams is the Phyllis W.G. Gordan / Lily Auchincloss / Samuel H. Kress Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in Medieval Studies at the American Academy in Rome and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, North Carolina.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.

SHOPTALKS

Jason Siebenmorgen - nature / garden / park

  • Monday, 12 December 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room
Rome

Landscape has played a significant role in the varied histories of Rome. Plants, both invited and not, provide a means for expressing and defining these landscapes. How do specific plants function in these landscapes? Are they icons of power, sources of food or are they purely for pleasure? This talk will sample a range of contexts from ancient gardens to the used and abused urban spaces of Rome today.

Jason Siebenmorgen is the Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome and Senior Associate at Michel Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. in New York and Boston.

The shoptalk will be held in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at https://livestream.com/aarome.