Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Perugia, Italy; Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Autumn Quarter
- Budget Sheets: Autumn Quarter
|Location||Perugia and Rome, Italy|
|Academic Term||Autumn Quarter|
|09/25/2019 - 12/09/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$8,250|
|Prerequisites||One quarter of landscape architectural or architectural history. At least one full year of design studio in a landscape architecture, architecture, or urban design program is preferred, but not required.|
|Program Directors||Daniel Winterbottom | email@example.com
Sara Jacobs | firstname.lastname@example.org
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2019|
|April 15, 2019|
|Information Sessions||TBD - Please contact program directors for more information|
|General||Explore the cultural landscapes of Italy by designing a garden for youth removed from their homes, and design and build a garden for children with autism in Perugia and tracing landscapes of water, infrastructure, and urbanism in Rome. The program will be based in Perugia for the first half of the quarter and Rome for the second half, and will include field trips to Florence, Sienna, Naples, and villa gardens in the Perugia and Rome regions.|
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.|
Taught by two landscape architecture scholars, the program will be based for the first half in the quarter working with the University of Perugia and spend the second half of the program at what is considered the finest facility operated by an American university in Rome. At its doorstep are incomparable urban landscapes in one of Europe's most fascinating cities. The program will explore the urban form and landscapes of these two cities, and field trips to villa gardens, Assisi, Florence, Sienna, and Naples will explore the urban histories of other Italian cities. The city will be a laboratory for understanding the magnificent and unique contribution to landscape and urban design made by Italian designers in the development of western culture. In this program we will work with two communities. First, in Perugia, we will focus on the landscape design of a home for children removed from difficult home situations and who will live till age 18. Second, we will design and build a sensory garden for autistic youth who use a community based day program just outside of the city. We will explore strategies to increase well-being, reduce stress, depression and increase social engagement. This will be done considering the cultural conditions and values of this region. Field trips to local sites such as Assisi a Umbrian hill city near Perugia and to Florence and Sienna to explore the unique urban spaces, planning and material building processes and characteristics. The program will also explore the role the city and region of Rome through the lens of urbanism, infrastructure, and water. With a focus on the infrastructures of water in relationship to the processes and patterns of urban development through time, students will consider how a city the size and scale of Rome will address both climate and cultural change in the 21st century. Focusing on the Tiber River and the watershed through which it drains, investigations will frame scales of landscape and site exploring their influence and relationships. Investigations of representations of the city- its landscape and built environment will build on these foundations. Field trips outside of Rome expand the student's understanding of Italy and of Rome's role as its cultural and political center. Lectures and discussion sessions will address the geography, history, and urban design of Rome and Italy. Students also receive instruction in Italian language. The design studio will include both design-build and speculative proposals to give students an opportunity to develop and synthesize their understanding of the Italian landscape.
Perugia and Rome, Italy
Housing in Perugia will be in dormitories. Housing in Rome will be in apartments coordinated through the UW Rome Center.
One quarter of landscape architectural or architectural history. At least one full year of design studio in a landscape architecture, architecture, or urban design program is preferred, but not required. The program will require the capacity for extensive walking and navigation of urban environments.
15 UW Quarter Credits
The history/theory course will consist of lectures, walking tours and visits to significant sites in Rome and on the field trips. Instruction will be supplemented with local educators and experts familiar with the location and topic under consideration. Students will be required to record these experiences in the sketchbook/journal as well as do an individual research project of a site or infrastructural system in Rome using a combination of research and on-site observation.
Learning goals include:
build knowledge of the urban history of Rome explore methods of historical research develop skills in the composition and writing of an academic paper
Exploration of landscape and infrastructural systems in the context of Perugia and Rome. The focus of the design will be developing a garden for children with Autism in Perugia and on urban water, infrastructural, and agricultural systems in Rome. The design work will engage multiple expressions of art, urbanism, and built environments.
Learning goals include:
Develop knowledge of the historical and contemporary infrastructures of Rome Develop skills in design thinking and practice Develop, represent, articulate design solutions
Advanced use of graphic media to engage site analysis and communicaton. Instruction will emphasize hybrids of hand and digital representation, as well as mapping, diagramming and 3-D representation of the urban landscape.
Learning goals include:
Learn methods of representation in the field Develop representation skills Develop skills in critical thinking and peer critique
Materials and structures in landscape construction. Design criteria and construction techniques for detail elements of landscape architecture. Working drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and procedures. The curriculum will focus predominantly on the materials and construction practices identified in Rome and Italy.
Learning goals include:
Understanding of material composition and uses Investigations into Life-cycle analysis Explore the relationships between common materials used in the context of Rome and Italy
Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA is a landscape architect and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. In 1995 he developed a design/build program, through which he and his students work with communities to design and build projects that provide amenities, address social of ecological concerns and provide therapeutic environments for those struggling with traumatic experiences and mental health issues. Mr. Winterbottom developed and incorporates a participatory design process in these service-learning projects to create responsive design solutions for communities in need. His book Healing Gardens, co-authored with Amy Wagenfeld was released in 2015. His awards include the Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture Outstanding Educator award, 2007, the University of Washington 2006 S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Community Service 2007, ALSA Honor Awards for Community Service 207, 2011 and 2013, the EDRA/Places Great Places Award, 2010 and was inducted as a Fellow in ASLA in 2011.
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