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Spring 2017, LOOK AT ME NOW! Photography Workshop With Anna Positano.

LOOK AT ME NOW! photography and video workshops to start next week.

The week after midterm reviews (March 20 – 23, 2017), students enrolled in the Architecture and in the Interior Design programs at Kent State University in Florence will attend the third edition of the LOOK AT ME NOW! workshops. Instructors are two architects, photographers and video makers who are especially talented in portraying contemporary architecture…

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Spring 2017, lecture by David Trottin.

David Trottin, founding partner at PÉRIPHÉRIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN ARCHITECTES, to lecture at Kent State University Florence CAED.

David Trottin, founding partner at PÉRIPHÉRIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN ARCHITECTES, based in Paris, will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday March 7, 2017 presenting recent works by his office. Marco Brizzi will introduce his lecture. Inspired by the Dogma movement, PÉRIPHÉRIQUES ARCHITECTES structure was born in the mid 90’s from the fierce desire to go…

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Fall 2016, final reviews. Dean Mark Mistur and Gian Piero Frassinelli.

An impressive panel of jurors for the graduate architecture studio.

Dean Mark Mistur, Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio) and Gianfranco Bombaci (2a+p/a), together with KSU-F faculty Marco Brizzi and Giovanni Damiani, participated in the final reviews for the graduate architecture studio led by Paola Giaconia. The 6 students (Alex Petruso, Ashley Kerwood, Cara Welch, David Sidick, Jacob Sas, Stephen Scabora) were challenged to redefine a piece…

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Savage Architecture exhibition and symposium.

Savage Architecture exhibition and symposium.

On Tuesday November 29, 2016 the project Savage Architecture -an exhibition first hosted at Architectural Association in London and a book published by Black Square, both curated by Davide Sacconi- will be presented in a symposium at Kent State University in Florence. The project recounts the research at the intersection between architecture and anthropology developed…

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Fall 2016, graphic design competition.

Graphic design competition winners announced.

We are happy to announce the winners in the competition to conceive the graphic design for the Architecture and Fashion end-of-semester exhibition at Kent State University, Florence Center! The proposal by Architecture student Alex Petruso and Fashion students Emily Osburn and Michelle Park -titled Weaving Disciplines– was chosen by the jury, comprised of all the…

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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

Complexity and Contradiction symposium at the MAXXI in Rome.

The graduate students, together with prof. Marco Brizzi and prof. Paola Giaconia, spent a day in Rome celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, “probably the most important writing on the making of architecture since Le Corbusier’s  Vers une Architecture in 1923” as Vincent Scully put it. The book…

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Fall 2016, lecture by Léa-Catherine Szacka.

Léa-Catherine Szacka, architectural historian, to lecture at Kent State University Florence CAED.

Architectural historian Léa-Catherine Szacka, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Form, Theory and History, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday November 8, 2016 lecturing on “Exhibiting The Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennal”, as part of the “Theories of Architecture” course. Szacka holds a PhD in…

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Fall 2016. Students at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the Front.

On a sunny October weekend, the students had the opportunity to visit the Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the most significant architecture events worldwide. Titled “Reporting from the Front” and curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, this year’s Biennale presents “architecture in action” as an instrument of social and political life. In the words of the curator:…

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