VICENZA AND THE VENETO

AN INTRODUCTION TO A PRACTICE IN A PLACE

TWENTY STUDENTS

Any Rising Third Year, Fourth Year, or Graduate students; current student status is required to participate.

5 PM Thursday 24 May – 10 AM Friday, 29 June 2018; Vicenza, Italy; 6 Credits

The Vicenza Program serves students well that have the desire and drive to instigate or reinforce a fledgling practice of design drawing as a means of seeing and interrogation. Though the program has resided in the Veneto region of northern Italy since its inception in the mid-1970’s, the lessons that can be drawn from studying the place or any place in full are applicable across territories, cultures, and time. During the five-week duration of the program, the student will generate drawings that expose aspects of the mostly built culture of this extraordinary consciously constructed landscape, as well as start a practice of hand drawing to serve them in their daily practices when proposing the design of our coming world.

Apply at EducationAbroad@Virginia.edu by mid-February. See ISO website for all information and deadlines.

TWO TAs

Teaching Assistants [TA]: Two Positions for Graduate students, just-graduated Graduate Students, or PhD Candidates in the School of Architecture.

TA1 Italian Language + Culture: Comfortable if not fluent in daily Italian; knows current norms of behavior; knowledge of Italian history - especially art and architecture - preferred; drawing skills not required but preferred.

TA2 Drawing: Practiced with drawing as a means of inquiry; must be able to support and encourage students of all skill levels in gaining proficiency in the practice of seeing and drawing; language skills preferred but not required.

Apply to Program Director with CV, testimony to proficiencies, and/or evidence of hand drawing [5 min.] from the last two years. Those applicants that desire to be a student if not chosen as a TA must also complete applications at the ISO address stated above.
 

ONE FACULTY MEMBER

One Faculty Member currently teaching in the School of Architecture is needed to teach drawing and run the second “half” [last three weeks] of the program. Practiced with hand drawing as a means of inquiry; must demonstrate the ability to support and encourage students of all skill levels in gaining proficiency through modeling the practice of seeing and drawing; language skills preferred but not required.

Apply to Program Director by mid-February with CV, testimony to proficiencies and program management responsibilities, and evidence of hand drawing [5 min.] from the last two years.

I look forward to supporting you in your efforts to extend the lineage of designers that practice making and changing space through drawing.

-Charlie Menefee