Enjoy a special night out where learning, food, art, & great conversation meet! Antonella De Michelis, PhD, brings fifteen years of experience teaching and living in Rome to this series of informative and entertaining lectures that focus on the history of art, architectural history, and culture in Rome.
Thursday, January 9 | Lecture 1: La Dolce Vita & Italian Life in the Piazza. This talk explores the function of the piazza in Italian life from the café culture of Piazza Navona to the marketplace of Campo de Fiori.
Thursday, February 13 | Lecture 2: Urban Space - History & Meaning of the Italian Square. This talk traces the transformation of the piazza from the ancient meeting place of the Roman Forum to the tourist magnets of the Trevi Fountain.
Thursday, March 12 | Lecture 3: Public Space - What Does it Mean & Who Does it Belong to? This talk toes the line between public & private by looking at historic examples from Rome.
Thursday, April 9 | Lecture 4: Remembrance & Space - Piazza as "Memory Theatres". How does a city remember its past? This talk looks at streets and spaces as monuments that write our history. “All the world’s a stage!”
Thursday, May 7 | Lecture 5: Ideology of Space - Architecture of Authority & Control. Pope, kings, and dictators oh my! How those in power shape space to secure control.
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Notes: Seating limited; pre-registration required. Nibbles are provided; wine available for purchase.