Students headed to Venice to explore international issues in urbanism

Faculty-led workshops take students into streets of Venice for on-the-ground study

Aerial view of the old town island of Venice and its surrounding lagoons. Canal Grande in the center of the photo. Taken from a balloon.

Aerial view of the old town island of Venice and its surrounding lagoons. 

Nearly two dozen students head to Venice next week for a two-week study abroad program that will take them into the streets of Italy's city of canals. With more than 75 site visits planned, students will investigate issues in urbanism of international significance, including historic preservation and adaptive reuse, tourism and economic development, and the dynamics of public space and urban ecologies.

The experience will conclude on August 18 with a workshop at the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale that considers the role of industrial cities in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. in generating new forms of civic agency. 

Unstately: Bottom-up and Middle-out Practices

Workshop at the U.S. Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale | August 18

Exploring the city

August 6-13, 2018 | Organized by Greg Delaney

Sustainable tourism in Venice

August 14-15, 2018 | Organized by Kerry Traynor, Camden Miller

Mapping the city

August 16, 2018 | Organized by Nicholas Rajkovich, Joyce Hwang

Formal and informal public space

August 17, 2018 | Organized by Julia Jamrozik

On Openness and Hospitality

August 17, 2018 | Organized by Erkin Özay