NYU Florence Students present at the Global Mayors conference ´Unity in Diversity´ this Sunday at Florence´s Palazzo Vecchio
On Sunday, November 8, a group of NYU Florence students were invited to address assembled mayors, municipal representatives, and distinguished guests including Nobel prize winners and distinguished special guests like U.N. Messenger of Peace H.R.H. Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, actors Forest Whitaker and Tim Robbins; Nobel Prize Laureats Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi, and Betty Williams; and NYU´s own Awam Amkpa, at the City of Florence’s global mayor’s conference ‘Unity in Diversity’ in Florence City Hall’s historic Salone dei Cinquecento. Over 4 days, mayors from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe were brought together to discuss how culture, education and intercultural dialogue can be vehicles for peace and the role that city governments can and should play to support policies that foster these processes at the local level. See our full report on the students´ participation here.
Make No Loud Noise, an Artist Talk by Pato Hebert
On November 18th, Pato Hebert, Associate Arts Professor at Tisch, will present a talk titled “Make No Loud Noise”. Hebert is an activist and a multi-media artist concerned with the way things are connected, such as history and space. Hebert’s artwork is not limited to a specific medium, Hebert’s work includes sculptures, photography, light, installations, and performance pieces. His work can be found in galleries and museums, but also in community spaces, and schools. Hebert also works on HIV prevention, with particular interest in LGBTQ community. He has been working with both large and small organizations since 1994, and led local prevention programs for the AIDS Project of Los Angeles. Read more
NYU Florence alumni Danielle Callegari will close this Fall´s EXPO 2015: Food, Culture, Politics series with her talk The Politics of Pasta on November 24
When in 1932 the Italian Futurists published their cookbook, La cucina futurista, it was hailed as a radical and provocative avant-garde experiment, with its demands that Italians embark on a "crusade" against pasta and prepare explosive "simultaneous bites" to be consumed without forks or knives. However, widening our historical lens, we discover that the Futurist cookbook is in fact indebted to a long line of cookbooks before it, stretching back at least to the Renaissance recipe collection, and that it shares many characteristics with its textual ancestors. By comparing La cucina futurista with its historical predecessors in this strange and complicated genre, the Italian cookbook reveals itself to be not just a communicator of food culture, but also a path to fame and fortune, and even a tool for wielding political power. For more information about the dialogue visit the event page. To rsvp write to email@example.com.
Coming Soon @ La Pietra Dialogues
Welcome back students! Fall break has come to an end and now it’s time to get back into our daily groove. La Pietra Dialogues has come up with many intriguing dialogues for the second half of the semester: The City of Florence has invited mayors from around the world to attend the Unity and Diversity Conference at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio November 5-9. NYU Florence students will share their experience of global education on a Sunday panel with the mayors in the Salone dei 500. NYU Florence students will also be able to attend the Western Cultural Engagement with Global Muslim Communities conference that will look at some of the cultural programs that aim to bridge understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities on November 11-13. Lastly, the Socially Engaged Art Practice conference November 19-21 will feature a talk on the 19th by artist Pato Hebert who will share his take on the relationship people have with place, space and history.There will be more to come. Stay in touch with us through our Twitter and Facebook pages to find out which dialogues interest you and join the discussion.
EU in Focus Working Group Trip to Brussels
The NYU Florence EU in Focus on the Ground in Brussels working group visited the EU institutions in Brussels this weekend to see how the EU institutions actually work on the ground! Students participated in a role play at the EU´s parliamentarium, met with experts on the two policy focus areas they are studying this semester - food and immigration - and toured the EU´s Brussels headquarters. See highlights from their trip on LPD´s Facebook photogallery and visit the EU in Focus page to learn more about the project.
Searching for the Contemporary in Florence
The goal of LPD’s project “Mapping Contemporary Florence” is to find contemporary art in Florence and provide a resource for others to expand their cultural experience in the city beyond the Renaissance.
Interested in Contemporary Art? A great way to stay updated on events in Florence, submit your own work and see snapshots of Contemporary Florence is to follow the blog.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with U.S. Congress Internships in Washington D.C.
The European Parliament Office in Washington D.C. is offering US citizens to apply for a full-time internship. Complement your studies in international and Global Affairs with a genuinely international internship.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo´ - New York University
Get updates and follow the events of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo´ from New York University NY. The programs deal with literature, cinema and both political and social reflections and involve prominent Italian artists, scholars and politicians in an open dialogue with Americans on Italian life and culture. Most of the events are recorded. See them online at: www.casaitaliananyu.org.