Writing from Rome

April 24, 2009

AAP students in the Cornell in Rome program are documenting online their impressions of the Italian city's art, architecture, contemporary culture, and urban landscape. 

The Cornell in Rome blog was initiated in September 2008, with different students reporting on their experiences, from orientation to final projects, and such cultural topics as wine and cuisine and spring break travel in Italy. 

Other entries detail the inspiration and motivation gleaned from a photography lecturer, a firsthand account of work being done in a City and Regional Planning studio course focusing on "The European City" and a recent field trip to sites in Tuscany. 

Other Cornell in Rome blogs include Itopia from the current architecture theory course taught by Gabriele Mastrigli; and The Archive by architecture student Tim Liddell (B.Arch. '10) that includes his fall 2008 semester in the Rome program and a summer spent on an archaeological dig in Tuscany. Liddell continues to blog for Cornell and will return to Italy this summer to work on another dig in Pompeii and intern at a Roman architectural firm for two of his program instructors.

By Daniel Aloi

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