The Department of Italian Studies is hosting an event next week that might be of interest to Draper students. Please see below for details!
with Federica Pedriali, University of Edinburgh/Harvard University
Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Casa Italiana Zerili-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, Auditorium
In her lecture, Professor Federica Pedriali will discuss the idea of Rome in cinema, architecture, and politics. She will focus on two films from 2013: Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning La grande bellezza and Gianfranco Rosi’s Sacro Gra, a documentary about life along the Grand Raccordo Anulare, the highway encircling the city. Putting these films into dialogue with key theoretical readings by contemporary thinkers and urban planners, she will frame a selective deconstruction of the eternal city, untangling the themes of its intertwined great narratives.