Past Program

RISD in Rome: Mapping Foundations – An Uncanny Exploration of Rome + Its Environs

In this travel course hosted at RISD in Rome, students will delve deep into the city’s architecture and history by exploring ancient aqueducts, cisterns, catacombs, quarries and other wonders of the natural and built landscape. Excursions to the outlying areas of Latium and the Bay of Naples will provide additional context.


Global Summer Studios
  • Rome, Italy
Summer 2014

Course Dates: Jun 16, 2014 — Jul 14, 2014

Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Academic Credits
  • Architecture

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

Palazzetto Cenci: RISD in Rome

About This Travel Course

This new program is housed in the historic Palazzetto Cenci – the 16th-century palace in the heart of Rome that’s home to RISD’s European Honors Program (EHP). Called Mapping Foundations: An Uncanny Exploration of Rome + Its Environs, the three-credit course is being taught by RISD alum and adjunct faculty member Nick DePace BArch 95, a former Fulbright Fellow who knows Italy well and has served as EHP chief critic.

Study + Faculty Stories

Read More about Rome Summer in RISD News: Exploring Subterranean Rome

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