Alessio Battistella & Grace Funsten

Fellow Shoptalks

Alessio Battistella & Grace Funsten

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Alessio Battistella
Learning from the limit

Alessio Battistella will try to demonstrate through examples that the best answer to a technical problem is not necessarily the most developed from a technological point of view, but actually the most adaptable to the context, capable of increasing the autonomy of the context itself.

Alessio Battistella is the Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture and an architect at ARCò – Architettura e Cooperazione in Milan.

Grace Funsten
Death and the Domina: The Influence of Erotic Elegy on Latin Verse Epitaphs

The talk will be focused on allusions to Augustan elegy in CIL 6.5302, an epitaph for an unnamed woman found in Columbarium 3 of the Vigna Codini. It will also consider CIL 6.5302 in the context of the other epitaphs from Columbarium 3, many of which were for slaves and freedmen of the Imperial family.

Grace Funsten is the Emeline Hill Richardson/Arthur Ross Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics at the University of Washington.

The shoptalks will be held in English.


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Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than 40 x 35 x 15 cm (16 x 14 x 6 in.) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.

Date & time
Thursday, December 9, 2021
6:30 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy