fiu genoa news spring/summer 2018
erasmus plus mobility funding for student/faculty exchange renewed
In 2016 an EU Erasmus Plus KA 107 Mobility Grant was awarded to Unige Department of Architecture + Design (DAD) to fund reciprocal student exchange (one semester) and faculty exchange (one month) with Florida International University for the 2016-2018 academic years.
JULY 24 2018: ERASMUS PLUS EXCHANGE FUNDING RENEWED FOR TWO MORE YEARS, 2018-2020, FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE/NAUTICAL DESIGN DEPARTMENTS
Nedro Arvelo, FIU Interior Architecture, spring semester 2018 in La Spezia, Italy
Nello Bonanno, FIU Architecture, spring semester 2018 in Genoa, Italy
Unige student images and info forthcoming......
FIU Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter, Architecture, July 2017 in Genoa, Italy
Unige Prof. Carmen Andriani, Architecture, August 2017 in Miami
FIU Prof. Janine King, Interior Architecture, May 2018 in Genoa, Italy
Unige Prof. Paolo Nazzaro, Nautical Design, February 2018 in Miami
fiu business in genoa with prof. elisabeth beristain - 2 july 2018
Elisabeth Beristain and Matthew Rice (left), and Tim Birrittella (center) with students in Piazza de Ferrari
FIU Business School's Marketing Mediterranean Cruise (June 27 - July 7) under the direction of Elisabeth Beristain and Tim Birrittella made a stop in Genoa to meet with the Genoa Port Authority, see the workings of the port by boat, and then have a tour of the city, while discussing the role of cities to market themselves for business and tourism in a way that benefits development without damaging local culture and context.
fiu art and art history program in genoa - 27 june 2018
David Chang and Guido Fiorito (left) with FIU students in the Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts
FIU Art Department chair Prof. David Chang brought his 'Italy through Art - Summer 2018' program through Genoa for the first time.
Guido Fiorito, Director of the Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts, met the group to explain the institution's approach to art and teaching, as well as its history as one of the oldest art academies in Italy. He then gave the students a tour of the various departments and studios.
The students saw the major artistic and cultural sites of Genoa and visited Cambi Auction House in Castello Mackenzie, formerly the property of Micky Wolfson, and the Wolfsoniana Study Center in Palazzo Ducale, with curators Matteo Fochessati and Gianni Franzone.
Guido Fiorito (left) and David Chang in the graphics studio
In the decorative painting studio
At the Cambi Auction House with Joe Llorente (right)
Wolfsoniana Study Center and archives in Palazzo Ducale, curators Matteo Fochessati and Gianni Franzone in back row
fiu hospitality in genoa - june 2018
Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci meeting the students
Carolin Lusby and students with Genoa assessore Elisa Serafini, responsible for regional marketing, culture and youth in politics, in Palazzo Tursi
Group on the wall of Lucca
During Ligurian coastal tour, here in Camogli
collaborative coastal design studio - spring 2018
unige & erasmus students visit miami - may 2018
Architecture students from University of Genoa Unige) and Erasmus students from Belgium, France and Germany came to FIU and Miami to learn about research and design responses to extreme events and climate change. Visits were made to the Sea Level Solutions Center at MBUS, the Extreme Events Institute and its Wall of Wind testing facility, the FIU School of Architecture and numerous buildings and design offices in Miami.
University of Genoa and Erasmus architecture students at the FIU Wall of Wind testing facility. l-r:Matthew Rice (FIU-Genoa), Klement Faust (Erasmus-France), Robin Winter (Erasmus-Germany), Nicholas Ronchetti (Erasmus-Belgium), Beatrice Pastorino (Unige), Giorgia Vecchi (Unige), Caterina Ippolito (Unige)
2005: First group of Unige students to visit FIU & Miami, courtyard of Albion Hotel, Lincoln Road
2018: Unige & Erasmus students in courtyard of Albion Hotel, Lincoln Road
fiu delegation visit to genoa under direction of vice provost meredith newman
Christiano Lepratti, Andrea Trucco, Meredith Newman
An FIU delegation lead by Vice Provost for Global Affairs Meredith Newman came to Genoa February 25-28 to explore new levels of collaboration and program development with the University of Genoa (Unige) and the city of Genoa.
The delegation met with Unige Prorettore for International Relations Andrea Trucco to discuss the many things accomplished between our institutions, including the Erasmus Plus grant to fund faculty and student exchange. Dr. Newman explained FIU's vision for deeper collaboration, and Prof. Trucco expressed Unige's support for developing exchange and research opportunities.
Rebecca Friedman, Gitta Montoto, Laura Boudon, Elisa Serafini, Mayor Marco Bucci, Meredith Newman, Matthew Rice, Anna Maria Saiano, Jason Chandler, Bill Anderson
The group had a meeting with Mayor Marco Bucci and Assessore Elisa Serafini to discuss a deeper relationship between FIU and the city of Genoa. Mayor Bucci explained his deep commitment to increasing the presence of US universities in Genoa as a way to revitalize and internationalize the city, and pledged his support for FIU's efforts. US State Department consular agent Anna Maria Saiano was instrumental in helping us to develop this rapport.
architecture in genoa - spring 2018
Final review of spring 2018 architecture projects in Genoa with simultaneous participation of FIU faculty and guest critics in Miami; Elise Francis presenting.
Mariana Gonzalez presenting her project in Genoa, with critics in Miami.
spring semester 2018 Architecture students and students of the 8-week Interior Architecture program on the terrace of Palazzo Reale, Via Balbi, Genoa
Website/blog for the spring 2018 architecture program in Genoa
exhibition of fiu student work in the museum of sant'agostino
works displayed on the ramp by franco albini
on February 28 an exhibition of works by FIU students was inaugurated in the Museum of Sant'Agostino with the generous support of Il Municipio I Genova Centro Est, Ufficio Manifestazioni.
Included were projects by fall 2015, 2016 and 2017 architecture students, works from the Association of American University and College Programs in Italy show "Back from Italy" in the Italian Embassy in Washington DC in spring 2017 with the work and reflection from one architecture student from each of the years 2006-2016, and watercolors executed in Italy by students of FIU art professor David Chang.
Special thanks to Maria Elisa Marini for her help in organizing the exhibition.
florida international university • genoa program
The European Union ERASMUS PLUS Program has awarded a grant to fund the exchange of FIU-CARTA and UNIGE-Architecture & Design students and faculty
The Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) is mounting a show of student projects from architecture programs in Italy at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC opening May 19, 2017. The theme is "Back from Italy" to gauge the lasting value of the experience personally and professionally. FIU's Architecture in Genoa program presented the project and reflection from one student for each each year from 2006-2016. The slides below show the final board and and an excerpt of the reflection.
25 April 2017: The New York Times has published an article on the particular beauty of Genoa, with excerpts from a conversation with Miami's Micky Wolfson: LINK
FIU's program in Genoa offers a unique opportunity to live and learn in a fascinating and complex Italian city situated between sea and mountains, and without a significant US student population.
We cultivate interaction with the students and faculty of University of Genoa (UniGe), and seek to develop opportunities that will benefit both FIU and UniGe.
FIU has semester programs in architecture and allied design fields, as well as summer programs in the humanities, social sciences, and tourism/hospitality.
Most people think of Rome, think of Florence, think of Venice, but as far as I'm concerned they are amusement parks for tourists. Genoa has remained the real thing.
Xavier Salomon, former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
carta / architecture news and events
Website/blog for the spring 2018 architecture program in Genoa
Activities of the fall 2016 architecture program in Genoa
Architecture semester publications
Feb 15-19: UniGe nautical design students in workshop with FIU Interior Architecture students
other activities, events, news.....
Summer 2017 Social Sciences students in Genoa with Prof. Douglas Kincaid
Feb 1-5: UniGe architecture students in coastal design workshop with FIU students
Summer 2016 Hospitality students in Genoa for three weeks with Prof. Patricia Sadar
Expanded and renovated FACILITIES in the Convent of S. Maria di Castello
PROGRAMS & areas of study
Semester programs in Genoa, travel, & workshops with UniGe students
Reciprocal spring workshops in La Spezia, Italy and Miami, and faculty exchange
Summer programs in Genoa
Summer programs in Genoa