Monthly Archives: October 2015

A continuing trend by Esperanza H.

 Before going on break, we had a change to see the orto for the agricultural students. It is a wonderful garden and our guide gave us a change to pick peppers and he told us all about each harvest and … Continue reading

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Let’s plan proper by Suprima Bhele

After the workshop and listening to people’s vision, we are getting closer towards attaining a mutual vision for our project. The most common ideas around the vision were for the place to be multi-functional, inclusive and diverse which is accessible to people … Continue reading

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Welcome back Urban Spaces Class!

After the break, Umbra class ESUS 310 is back at work to realize the future of the terrace of the Via del Cortone! A few pictures of the intense weeks leading up to the break. Students together with OrtoBello activists … Continue reading

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Post Workshop – What to Think By Marc C.

Before we had the workshop late on Tuesday, our class performed our own version of what we envision to the space to be in the year 2020. We each came up with different ideas including a space for kids or … Continue reading

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Community Involvement by Jimmy R

I thought seeing the first meeting involving the community last week was a great experience. It was awesome to see how many people came and that they were all involved in the meeting, by making their opinions known vocally or … Continue reading

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Input–>Output by Demiana Khoury

To my surprise I had a really awesome time at the workshop. I was shocked by the amount of people in attendance and pleased by their sincere desire to be present and share their opinions. While Italians are naturally very … Continue reading

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And so it begins By Liliana Bravo, Journal 4

The workshop that we attended last week was full of excitement as our professors explained to community members their plans for the terrace. Young and older members, brimming with ideas, shared their visions for what could be created on the … Continue reading

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Workshop #1 Reflection, Stefanie B.

As we were walking to the first workshop, I had no idea what to expect. How many people were going to show up? Would we get weird looks from the Italians? Would the Italians accept us or would we be … Continue reading

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Loss of Hope by Kirby Challman

The workshop was a wonderful experience. It is incredible to see the individuals of the community wrestle with all of the different suggestions, hopes, and challenges. The format of the meeting was inclusive, by allowing the each individual to express … Continue reading

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Brainstorming begins by Suprima Bhele

So far, we had seen the site, went around the area, and discussed about what a participatory placemaking is. The next step was to implement our learning into further action and that was to achieve a collective vision for the future. Hence with … Continue reading

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