This intensive five-week summer workshop takes place in Rome and is designed to provide a broad overview of that city’s major architectural sites, topography, and systems of urban organization. Examples from antiquity to the present day are studied as part of the context of an ever-changing city with its sequence of layered accretions. The seminar examines historical continuity and change as well as the ways in which and the reasons why some elements and approaches were maintained over time and others abandoned. Hand drawing is used as a primary tool of discovery during explorations of buildings, landscapes, and gardens, both within and outside the city. Students devote the final week to an intensive independent analysis of a building or place. M.Arch. I students are eligible to enroll in this course after completing at least three terms. This course does not fulfill either the History and Theory or the Urbanism and Landscape elective requirements.

All Semesters

1291c
Summer 2017
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Miroslava Brooks, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Tessa Kelly
1291c
Summer 2016
Rome: Continuity and Change
Bimal Mendis, Joyce Hsiang, George Knight, Miroslava Brooks, Brennan Buck