Sasha-Mae Eccleston & Keith Mitnick/Mireille Roddier

Monday, November 15, 2021–6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Graphic image with '2021-22 Fellow Shoptalk' in white letters against a bright green background

Keith Mitnick/Mireille Roddier
Six Architectures in Search of an Author

In Six Architectures in Search of an Author, Keith Mitnick and Mireille Roddier will create a collection of visual stories featuring six well-known Roman edifices. Told through a variety of forms and points of view, their stories will eschew the traditional narratives generally used to depict historical works of architecture to reveal new ways of seeing them in relation to the contemporary city. With architectural models and drawings, they will overlay divergent views and “gazes” to create multilayered architectural reconstructions of Rome that, like Capriccio paintings, present new versions of la Città Eterna.

Keith Mitnick and Mireille Roddier are the Arnold W. Brunner/Frances Barker Tracy/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellows in Architecture and associate professors in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

Sasha-Mae Eccleston
Catalogues, Flows, and Synchrony’s Politics

This shoptalk is an overview of Sasha-Mae Eccleston’s classical reception book project Epic Events with a primer on its first chapter, tentatively entitled “The Rhythms of Spectacle.”

Sasha-Mae Eccleston is the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies and John Rowe Workman Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Brown University

The shoptalks will be held in English. Mitnick and Roddier will present in the Lecture Room, and Eccleston will present in the Salone.


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