The course will outline a set of strategies for the study of the city. Borrowing Rome as a case study, the course will lead students into the built environment and engage the physical friction that emerges when abstract, indeterminate systems make contact with the ground. With Rome and its environs as the laboratory, the group will cut a series of paths through the city, through its layers of material culture and time, and unearth its structure. Using drawing and observation as the primary methods of investigation, students will study the great spaces of Rome, uncoupling the image of form from its organizing structure and resulting space. Each day will produce a series of analytical studies from which field observations are transformed: layering different views and media and extracting interpretations of space, material, flow, and change over time.
The program will utilize the University of Arkansas Rome Center which is a fully-equipped design campus embedded in the heart of the city. The Rome Center is located in one of the oldest palaces in the city: Palazzo Taverna, constructed in 1286, with ownership passing between only three families in history. The main entrance of the studio space opens into a courtyard housing a baroque fountain by Antonio Casoni, built in 1618, and surrounded by the various buildings forming the complex. The spaces used as classrooms housed the private collections of Modigliani until 2012 and were featured in moves such as 'The Life Aquatic,' 'The Talented Mr. Ripley,' and 'La Grande Bellezza.'
As part of the program fee, students will be housed in fully furnished apartments (including wi-fi and washer/dryer) in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, 4-6 students per apartment. All apartments will be in the same building, a short 5-minute walk from the Vatican. This Roman neighborhood is home to a daily market, several grocery stores, and countless restaurants. Apartments are about a 25-minute walk and a 15-minute bus ride from the Rome Center.
Justin Parscher, Assistant Professor of Practice, Knowlton School of Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org
Admitted participants are required to register in 3 credits of LARCH, ARCH, or CRP 5798 for Summer 4-Week Session 1. Please note that drawing plays a significant role in this program and students will be expected to do so as part of their grade. You do not have to have any previous sketching experience however.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be junior, senior or graduate level in good academic standing, and enrolled in the Knowlton School of Architecture or in the undergrad Design or Graduate Design Research and Development programs. Students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs. Interviews may be required.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,348 program fee. The program fee includes accommodations, program activities and excursions, all program activity entry fees, some group meals, instructional materials and supplemental insurance. It does not cover international airfare, airport transfers, public transportation in Rome, most meals, basic drawing supplies, passport or other personal expenses. More information can be found on the budget sheet.
The actual cost for Ohio State to run this program is $4,348 per student; this cost is generously subsidized by the College of Engineering in the amount of $1,000 (subject to change).
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
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