Today will be the first day of class for Fall 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 Spring 2017 term students – Piage, Sarah, Maggie, Annette, Danielle, Helen, Jenna, Vincenzo and Joshua – who have worked really hard through the past semester to make the Terrace of Via del Cortone a shared place!
Last semester was dedicated to design with the community support, build, decorate and install new furniture, games and new signage to make the Terrace of Via del Cortone more beautiful, fun and accessible!
Our class work was celebrated with a big final “Party with a View” with more than 200 people attending and organized with the help of all our partners – Borgo Bello Association, Corcolo del Tempo Bono, DSA3 University of Perugia and the chirdren of the “XX Giugno Ist. Compr. S. Paolo” Elementary School, that performed the Kaki Tree Project song :)
Good food, great music and a lot of dancing!
Now that last semester’s students are all back home, it is up to Placemaking Fall 2017 class to pick up their legacy and to continue improve Borgo Bello’s project.The Terrace still j+has a lot of ongoing problems and issues to be raised!
Just like last term, the students of Placemaking will keep running the blog-journal “Placemaking in Perugia” (you are looking at it right now) focusing on assigned reflections about the themes discussed in class, presented in the readings, and as related to each student’s experiences.
Keeping a (weekly) journal will help you consolidate your 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 at least 12H 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 # (e.g.: Fall 2017, Journal 1) and may also enter other relevant tags (max 3).
Take your time to explore the blog and to read about former students’ project for the Terrace of Via del Cortone in Borgo Bello and about their experience collaborating with the community.
Your journey is about to begin…
A Note to Spring 2017 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, if you wish.
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 and of Perugia!