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TEACHING AND LECTURING

Teaching

1996
(Feb) Invited tutor, Rome Field Trip, Foundation Unit, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

1998
(Feb, Mar) Invited tutor, Rome Field Trip, Intermediate Unit, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

2001
(Mar) Guest critic, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Rome.

2002
(Nov-Dec) Co-ordinator (with Francesco Garofalo, Andrew Zago) of 'Traforo Umberto I' workshop, international conference Architettura e arte oggi nel centro storico e nel paesaggio, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome.

2003
(May) Guest critic (BA, PhD), Painting Department, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Winchester.

2006
(Apr) Invited juror, BArch (3rd Year), School of Design, Iowa State University, Rome Program, Rome.
(May) Guest critic, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Rome.
(Dec) Guest critic, Cornell University, Rome.

2007
(May) Guest critic, Cornell University, Rome.
(May-Aug) Course Instructor, Photography Rome Portfolio (AS299), Summer I & Summer II, John Cabot University, Rome.

2008
(May-Aug) Course Instructor, Basic Photography (AS199), Summer I & Summer II, John Cabot University, Rome.

2011
(June) Two-day seminar on the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, MA Photography Course, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.
(Oct) Guest lecturer (aspects of postwar Italian cinema), Italian Studies course, The Pantheon Institute, Rome.

2012
(Jan-May) Course Instructor, Photography (ARTS 187, 188, 387), Spring semester, University of New Mexico Rome Program, Rome.
(May) Ascoltare il luogo. Three-day on-site photography workshop (with Silvia Stucky), L'Aquila. Co-ordinated by Martina Sconci, MUSPAC, L'Aquila.
(July) Course Instructor, Photography (ARTS 187, 188, 387/496), Summer course, University of New Mexico Rome Program, Rome.
(Oct) Guest lecturer (Ascoltare con gli occhi, attentamente: Antonioni, Ghirri), Master in Curatorial Studies, Department of Art History, 'Sapienza' University of Rome.

2013
(March) Guest critic, MA Photography, De Montfort University, Leicester.

2014
(December) Guest critic, Fall 2014 Final Reviews, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.

2015
(May) Guest critic, Spring 2015 Final Reviews, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.

2016
(March) Guest critic, Spring 2016 Midterm Reviews, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.
(May) Guest critic, Spring 2016 Final Reviews, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.

 
Lectures

1995
(Jul) The sources of Marcel Duchamp’s work, International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio.

2000
(Mar) Responding to Rome. The work of recent artists at the British School at Rome, The British Academy, London.

2001
(Mar) Recent Italian video art, Temple University, Rome.
(Apr) Recent Italian video art, Cornell University, Rome.

2002
(May) "Fishtank" di Richard Billingham e la recente arte inglese, Contemporary Art History Course, 'La Sapienza' University, Rome.
(Sep) La lezione è: non si dipingono idee, non si dipinge un soggetto. Non ci sono che misteri. Non ci sono che domande, Contemporary Art History Course, Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, University of Palermo.
(Dec) International conference Architettura e arte oggi nel centro storico e nel paesaggio, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome.

2003
(May) Michelangelo’s Rome (on Michelangelo Antonioni), Painting Department, Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton).

2004
(Mar) Michelangelo’s Rome, MA Course, London Metropolitan University, London.
(Oct) L’uso del mezzo filmico nella video arte recente. Tre esempi: Mazière, Damen, Benci. Contemporary Art History Course, Corso di Progettazione Multimediale, Facoltà di Architettura ‘Valle Giulia’, ‘Sapienza’ University, Roma.
(Nov) Michelangelo’s Rome, The British School at Rome.

2005
(Mar) Responding to Rome, pt. 2. The work of recent artists at the British School at Rome, 2000-2005, The British Academy, London.
(May) Lecture and video screening, as part of the Contemporary Art History course on Nature and landscape in contemporary art (professor Silvia Bordini), Facoltà di Lettere, ‘Sapienza’ University, Rome.
(Sep) Michelangelo’s Rome. Towards an icolonogy of "L’Eclisse", paper presented at Cinematic Rome international conference, Institute for Research on Visual Culture (NIRVC), University of Nottingham (keynote speaker).

2006
(Mar) Responding to Rome: an impossible task?, Estorick Collection, London.
(Mar) Michelangelo’s Rome, School of Architecture, University of Brighton.
(May) Brave New World? British Art in the 1990s, Temple University, Rome.
(May) Brave New World? L’arte britannica degli anni Novanta, Contemporary Art History Course, Facoltà di Architettura ‘Valle Giulia’, ‘Sapienza’ University, Rome.
(Aug) Antonioni’s metropolitan imagination, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (part of the events programme of the Blow Up exhibition).

2007
(May) Brave New World? L’arte britannica degli anni Novanta e Duemila, Contemporary Art History Course, Facoltà di Architettura ‘Valle Giulia’, ‘Sapienza’ University, Rome.

2009
(Mar) Pasolini’s other Rome: The Ghetto, Monteverde Vecchio, EUR, University College, London.
(Nov) Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'eclisse", Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo, Rome.

2010
(Oct) "L'eclisse": Antonioni from E42 to EUR, Deutsche Akademie Villa Massimo, Rome.

2011
(July) Towards an iconology of Luigi Ghirri, 2011 Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

2012
(Mar) Identification of a city: Michelangelo Antonioni and Rome, Central Saint Martin's / University of the Arts, London.
(Jun) What does Antonioni tell us about Rome?, “CineRoma. An International Summer Seminar on the Cinema and the City” (organized by the University of Notre Dame, with University of Leeds, Cambridge University), The British School at Rome.
(Oct) A tour of the monuments of Magliana, “Rome's Modernity: Trauma, Fracture, Narration” (organized by the Department of Italian, University of Warwick, with UCL University College London; The British School at Rome; Archivio di Stato, Rome; CROMA, Roma3 University, Rome), The British School at Rome.
(Nov) Antonioni and Rome, from “N.U.” to “L'Eclisse”, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Foundation Unit Rome Field Trip [Saskia Lewis, Alison Crawshaw], The British School at Rome.

2013
(July) Threshold and theatre of memory. Towards an iconology of Luigi Ghirri II, 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Durham University, England.
(July) Guest lecturer, Rome Art Program, New York, on-site at the exhibition Luigi Ghirri, Pensare per immagini, MAXXI, Rome.
(Oct) Towards an iconology of Luigi Ghirri, as part of the conference “Come pensare per immagini? Luigi Ghirri e la fotografia / How to think in images? Luigi Ghirri and photography” [also co-organizer and co-chair with Dr Marina Spunta, University of Leicester], The British School at Rome.

2014
(March) The existence of Italy: rethinking Italian identity through landscape photography , Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.
(May) A propos de ‘Passaggi – Durchgänge‘, un travail vidéo sur la prison de Via Tasso à Rome, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (INHA), Galerie Colbert, Salle Jullian, Paris, as part of the conference “Le fascisme vu par les artistes, du Ventennio à la Seconde République”, organized by Emilia Héry and Maddalena Tibertelli de Pisis.
(September) ‘Niente di antico sotto il sole’? Continuity and change in the work of Luigi Ghirri, as part of the conference “‘L’esperienza del luogo’: Italian photography, writing and landscape. Luigi Ghirri, his contemporaries, his legacy” [also co-organizer and co-chair with Dr Marina Spunta, University of Leicester], University of Leicester.
(October) All that is behind colour’: Antonioni’s cinema and painting, an overview, as part of the workshop “A Celebration of Modern Studies”, The British School at Rome.
(December) Jacopo Benci on Luigi Ghirri, part of the events programme of the exhibition “Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age”, Barbican Art Gallery, London.

2015
(February) Screening of Superstudio films, Supersurface – Life (1972) and Ceremony (1973), followed by discussion with Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio), The British School at Rome.
(March), Michelangelo Antonioni, ‘L’avventura’ and ‘Moments of Vision’ at the Rome-New York Art Foundation, as part of the international conference “Rome revisited. Rethinking narratives in the arts 1948-1964”, American Academy in Rome (Jacopo Benci also member of the conference's Advisory Committee).
(May) Superstudio 1966-78: from Superarchitecture to the Dissolution of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome.
(June) ‘The mixture is time’: Rome according to Michel Serres, as part of the workshop “Headstone to Hard Drive III. Spolia, Relic, Data”, The British School at Rome.
(September) Ancient and modern Rome as science-fiction: Elio Petri's “La Decima Vittima” (1965), Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norwegian Institute, Rome.
(September) Towards the ‘landscape turn’: Luigi Ghirri, 1979-83, 2015 Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Taylor Institution, Oxford.

2016
(February) Superstudio across and beyond disciplines (a work-in-progress overview), Italian Cultural Institute, London (as part of the symposium on the exhibition “Savage Architecture – Gian Piero Frassinelli & 2A+P/A”, Architectural Association, London).
(April) Luigi Ghirri e l'immagine dell'architettura, 1970-1983, Campo, Rome.
(April) Superstudio attraverso e oltre le discipline – una panoramica in progress (as part of the Interdisciplinary Italy workshop “Making Places”), Sala Conferenze Ignazio Ambrogio, Roma Tre University, Rome.

2017
(March) L'arte italiana negli anni Ottanta: il caso di Roma (as part of the series “Incontro d'artista” curated by A. Nassisi), Biblioteca Comunale Villa Leopardi, Rome.
(June) Building on Bertolucci and Wenders. On Luigi Ghirri’s Iconography (as part of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies Conference, “Innovations and Tensions. Italian Cinema and Media in a Global World”), The American University of Rome.