Past Program

RISD in ROME: Artistic Practice in Public Space

Situated at RISD’s Palazzo Cenci in Rome, Italy, this intensive course investigates new ways to make poetic work in response to place. We’ll use public space, ruins, the street, studio practice, and the shared, layered history of Rome as our studio, a “memory palace” for open investigation.

At-A-Glance

What
Summer Studies Travel Course
Where
  • Rome, Italy
When
Summer 2018

Course Dates: Jun 29, 2018 — Jul 19, 2018

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Faculty
Academic Credits
3
Department
  • Graphic Design
Course Numbers
  • GRAPH-1511
Cost
$5700

Includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

RISD in Rome: Artistic Practice in Public Space
Rome, Italy 2018
RISD in Rome: Artistic Practice in Public Space
Rome, Italy 2018
RISD in Rome: Artistic Practice in Public Space
Rome, Italy 2018

Full Course Description

The wild urban landscape of Rome and a vibrant artists’ community will form our backdrop for on-site experimental making, engaging with public, and “performing publishing.” Situated at RISD’s Palazzo Cenci in Rome, Italy, this intensive course investigates new ways to make poetic work in response to place. We’ll use public space, ruins, the street, studio practice, and the shared, layered history of Rome as our studio, a “memory palace” for open investigation. Our journey culminates in a one-day gallery exhibition/happening investigating the site-specific possibilities of paper, sound, screen, stone, performance, and other media in all dimensions.

Artistic Practice in Public Space is envisioned as an artists’ residency and collaborative creative practice in Rome. Students will develop their own work, with guidance and support from the instructors and visiting artists. Participants will arrive in Rome with an idea about tools, substrate, and a way to work. A series of open prompts will be introduced to encourage seeing, writing, thinking, and making — resulting in the development of a new work (or a small body of work).

Program Details

Full requirements for eligibility

If you are a RISD student currently enrolled in any year/department and you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of registration, you are eligible for registration. Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.

If you are a college student currently enrolled in another art/design college or institution around the world, or a professional practicing in the field, you are also eligible to register for any RISD Global Summer Study.

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