Category Archives: Class Journal

Placemaking in Malta

This past break, Rachel and I traveled to the beautiful islands of Malta. Malta is without a doubt one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to in my life. This is for several reasons, one of them being … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the agricultural school

Agriculture has always been a huge interested of mine. After going vegan, I started researching all things related to agriculture, and I learned many disappointing things. Then, last semester I took a class called food, society and the environment. It … Continue reading

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American Playgrounds in Italy?

In placemaking, children have (arguably) the most important role. This is due to the fact that it  can be a slow and gradual process. The project that you involve the children in is a project that will likely be completed … Continue reading

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“Seedfolks” by Makenzie

On Friday, we visited the School of Agriculture and a local theater to meet a few important players in the community. We ended up meeting quite a few people, influential and passionate members of an intricate system of community betterment. … Continue reading

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Roll sleeves up By Tania Cerquiglini

David, Gianni, Mario, Nati. A professor who cultivates and grows a neighborhood, a kind retired builder who never stopped making something for himself and others, an elderly storyteller with the enthusiasm of a child whose theater runs his vein, a … Continue reading

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Let them be little

As was exemplified within the readings last week, the opinions of children are largely regarded in a much less serious manner than they ought to be. Children’s minds are usually not weighted down by the solemnity that typically accompanies adult … Continue reading

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Everybody Eats

Sitting down to write this week’s journal I was kind of stuck. I usually base it off of the readings, but we didn’t have any this week. I started looking through my reader and for some reason, something we talked … Continue reading

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Teamwork makes the dream work

When multiple people work together to achieve a single goal anything is possible. I learned this a long time ago but this past week in Perugia has reinforced that idea. While our class is committed to creating a great community … Continue reading

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Something in the Air by Amy Mullowney

The past week has made me consider just how greatly weather influences an area: the people; their priorities of activities; if places are even open… Few people will be out on the terrace in this weather, so yesterday amidst the … Continue reading

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Humans of Borgo Bello

The field trip we had on Friday to the university of agriculture, community garden, and the puppet shop gave us the opportunity to meet members of the community. There are plenty of those within the community who come from different … Continue reading

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