Topics & Tea | Antonella De Michelis

Come explore the current exhibitions
& enjoy a cup of tea and baked goods compliments of The Bench Artisan Food Market

Wednesday January 25th, 2017 2-3 pm

Antonella de Michelis: Lessons from Rome 

This talk will discuss how Rome earned its title as the ‘Eternal City’ and how, despite the weight of its history, the city continues to provide insight on contemporary urban, architectural and social issues.  

Antonella De Michelis is an architectural historian with the University of California Rome Center.  She has taught for several study abroad programs including Auburn University, University of Minnesota, Yale, and Colorado Boulder.  Her areas of interest include sixteenth-century papal urban planning and twentieth-century Garden City public housing in Rome. She earned her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England, and after teaching in Rome for the past ten years has happily returned home to Penticton. The presentation is based on a forthcoming publication, Modern Neighbourhoods of Rome. History, Planning and Community.