Today will be the first day of class for Spring 2017 semester students of ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the Borgo Bello district and the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project!
Before we introduce you the blog instrument and how it works, we would like to say goodbye and thanks once again to Umbra’s Placemaking Fall 2016 term students – Christian, Riley, Sydney, Lynn, Haley, Andrew, Abigail, Anna and Claire – who have worked hard through the past semester to develop our project for a shared place on the Terrace of Via del Cortone.
In particular last semester was dedicated to write, build and stage a Puppet Show about the Terrace of Via del Cortone and the ongoing place-making process in the neighborhood, a clear invitation to all the children and families of Borgo Bello district to participate!
Now that last semester’s students are all back home, it is up to Placemaking Spring 2017 class to pick up their legacy and turn the project into something real!
Just like last term, the students of Placemaking will keep a blog-journal focusing on assigned reflections about the themes discussed in class, presented in the readings, and as related to each student’s experiences.
The journals will help consolidate the students’ understanding of the course activities and theory, and offer an opportunity to explore connections between in-class and experiential learning.
Weekly based Journal entries are mandatory and expected to be submitted 24h before class.
In these short posts students should express their impressions and reflections about the readings and also provide a significant photo image of their experience. Questions or curiosities can also be included.
Each post should be a maximum of 500 words, display a title that includes the name of the author (e.g. My first walk around Borgo Bello by Viviana Lorenzo) and one significant picture (pictures of children are forbidden unless framed from the rear).
Students shall place their posts under the category “Class Journal” and enter mandatory tags such as Semester and Journal n° (e.g.: Spring 2016 – Journal 1) and may also enter other relevant tags (max 3 more).
Take your time to explore the blog and to read about formers students’ project for the Terrace of Via del Cortone in Borgo Bello and their experience collaborating with the community.
Your journey is about to begin…
A Note to Fall 2016 Students: from this moment former students’ blog role will change by “author” to “contributor”. This means you won’t be able anymore to publish directly on the blog, but you will still be able to write posts to be published by the administrator.
We invite all of you to click the“follow button and receive notifications of new posts by email!
Stay up-to-date with the future of Borgo Bello!