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Spring 2017, LOOK AT ME NOW! Photography Workshop With Anna Positano.
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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 in photography and in video and who have extensive experience running workshops.

The Photography workshop will be run by Anna Positano (http://theredbird.org), a photographer and an artist, with a background in architecture. Anna graduated in Architecture at the University of Genoa, then obtained her MA in Photography at the London College of Communication. Her work encompasses the reciprocal influence between landscape and society and explores everyday places.  Her projects have been exhibited internationally, in art galleries and public institutions, such as La Triennale in Milan, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Cornell University, and Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in Genoa. She works on commission for architects and public institutions. Her work is regularly published in international architectural magazines.

The Video workshop will be run by Davide Rapp (https://vimeo.com/daviderapp/videos), videoartist, architect and cinephile. He participated in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals (Biennale Venezia, 2014) with ‘Elements’, a movie montage of short architecture-related clips, conceived specifically for the introduction room of the exhibition ‘Elements of Architecture’, curated by Rem Koolhaas, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

A special contribution to this year’s workshop will be offered by Leonardo Chiesi, professor of Sociology in the School of Architecture of the University of Florence, who will introduce students to some preliminary social research methods for architecture, urban design and planning. The tasks assigned to the students in the 4 days of the workshop will further emphasize the fact that sociology and design can be mutually engaged.