FSU Partners with RFK Center for Fundraiser

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert Kennedy Students of Florida State University and Texas A&M will be making [...]

A Dialogue with Angela Davis & Gina Dent

A dialogue with Angela Davis and Gina Dent will take place on April 23 (6 pm) at Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6. Angela Davis is a political activist, author and scholar. Davis is distinctly recognized for her role in The Black Panther Party throughout the Civil Rights Movement, although has been involved in various movements for social justice around the world. Gina Dent is a professor of Feminist Studies at the University of [...]

Lectures in English: Inside Italian Politics

Friday, April 13: Inside Italian Politics: The 2018 Election and Its Aftermath. NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti, Via Bolognese 120. New York University’s La Pietra Dialogue is hosting a daylong event with a variety of guest speakers involved in the 2018 election in Italy. The event will highlight the electoral campaign and the election results in the morning beginning at 9:30 am. The 2018 Electoral Campaign discussion will be led by Nicolò Conti of Sapienza [...]

Talk in English: Women Artists in Early Modern Italy

The public is invited to the lecture, which will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at the CEA Study Center, Piazza della Repubblica, 6 at 6 pm. The speaker, Dr. Sheila Barker, has published extensively on early women artists. In 16th and 17th century Italy, painting professionally was very much a male-dominated career.  Only a handful of women managed to rise to the top of the profession and attain financial success.  The talk examines [...]

Global Issues: a Political Science Lecture in English

Thursday, March 22: POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE FACE OF POPULISM AND ANTI-PATRYISM. Villa Sassetti (120 Via Bolognese, NYU Florence).  6 to 7:30 pm. Free admission. A political science lecture, in English, is open to the public on Thursday. Four experts will discuss the consequences for democracy in response to the increasing success of populist parties and anti party movements across the globe. The free event is a part of NYU’s La Pietra Dialogues [...]

A Contemporary Architecture Talk in English

Noted architect Axel Paredes will give a lecture in English on the subject “Material Modulation” at California State University, via G. Leopardi 12 on January 31 at 4 pm.  The event is free and the public is welcome. Paredes received a Master of Architecture from MIT where he was awarded the Imre Halasz thesis prize, a Master of Arts with Distinction from the Architectural Association in London, a Master in Construction Technology from [...]

Architecture & Design Talk in English at Cal State

A lecture in English, “Architecture + Design: Short Circuits” is free and open to the public on January 17 at California State University (via Leopardi 12) at 5 pm.  Works by the speaker, Gianni Pettena, are currently on display at the “Radical Utopias: 1966 – 1976” show in the Strozzina exhibition space in Palazzo Strozzi (through January 21; daily hours noon – 8 pm except Thursdays, open until 11 pm).  Pettena also curated [...]

Talk in English on Food Systems

On Tuesday April 4 at 6 pm, CEA Study Center (Piazza della Repubblica 6) invites the public to the third installment of their Spring 17 Lecture Series, Why We Must Change the Way We Think About Food with Peter Fischer, Ph.D. Fischer is the director of a new interdisciplinary program on “Sustainable Food Systems.” He is a well-known food historian and professor in food studies who teaches primarily at US study abroad programs [...]

Ecelectic Lectures on Gender Studies & Art History

This week brings two new talks to Florence by La Pietra Dialogues at NYU Florence as a part of their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion lecture series for Spring 2017, as well as an incisive look at Michelangelo’s David by an esteemed art historian at another school.  All three are in English. On March 14 at 6 pm, Villa La Pietra at NYU on Via Bolognese welcomes Deborah Willis, Chair of Photography and Imaging [...]

Talks in English by Renowned Architects

This week brings two architecture lectures to Florence that will be held at local American universities and open to the public. On March 7 at Palazzo Vettori (via Cavour 26, 7 pm) Kent State University welcomes David Trottin, founding partner at renowned multidisciplinary French architecture firm PÉRIPHÉRIQUES MARIN + TROTTIN ARCHITECTES, to discuss the innovative work he and Emmanuelle Marin, the firm’s other founding partner, have brought to the world of architecture. Their [...]