The Island of the day Before

Time is ticking – in less than 15 hours, we’ll be kicking off our final reviews here in Rome.  Andrea Ponsi will be joining us from Florence and we’re looking forward to a good discussion and some beautiful drawings.  The students are working, working working.  I popped over the residence this evening and was about to head upstairs when I ran into the group laying out their drawing in the lobby of the residence.  They’re piecing together their group sites, connecting drawings through Nolli-esque renderings, lines and buildings, weaving a narrative about space and history, experience and material and about the artists who built the Eternal city and the people who have lived – and continue to live – on its streets, in its neighborhoods, in its buildings.

Like design students since the beginning of time, this group has co-opted every workable surface into a desk, every light into a potential light table; they have run out of graphite, likely purchased ALL the graphite in Rome; they work in hallways when they inadvertently lock themselves out of their apartments (I witnessed this with my own eyes this evening); the eat a proper diet of healthy food; they roll their eyes when I suggest a little sleep might be in order…

We’ll keep you posted on finals tomorrow… in the meantime, here’s a few images from this evening to tide you over –

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