Fall 2015_Student Reporters_WEEK 12 (Independent Travel)

BCN NEWS:

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MACBA Symposium
Location: MACBA_Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Dates: 2‐3 November 2015
Hours: 9‐20:30
Talking Galleries instigates the debate and exchange of new trends and issues specific to the art gallery sector. Open to gallerists and art professionals, the 4th Symposium will be celebrated in Barcelona (MACBA ‐ Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) on 2–3 November. Two days in which to create a space to reflect and question how galleries should transform and adapt to a new environment, and how to respond to new challenges.

Web Address: http://www.artbarcelona.es/en/talking‐galleries‐iv‐barcelona‐symposium‐artists‐and‐gallerists‐sharinga‐vision/
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Film Symphony Orchestra
Location: L’Auditori Lepant 150, 08013 Barcelona
Hours: From Monday to Saturdays 3pm‐9pm
Dates: Sunday November 15
Admission Cost: 22‐49 euros
This Sunday, the Film Symphony Orchestra brings cinematography to the home of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, L’Auditori. Expect to hear performances of classics such as Star Trek, The Matrix, Missions Impossible and E.T. and more recent films like The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything by this renowned orchestra comprised of over 70 musicians.
Web Address: https://www.auditori.cat/en/20256
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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META modernism Exhibition
Location: Grenfell Baines School of architecture, UCLAN, Preston, north west England, UK
Dates: Nov 15

This architecture event will take place in the Edward Building, which can be accessed from the front entrance of the architecture building at UCLAN opposite Granthams printers on Corporation street. The abhorrence of the modern world, expressed most explicitly in a comprehensive popular rejection of the Modernist city, stands testament to the object failure of the Modernist project to deliver its promised utopia.
Mounting a Post-­‐Modern  critique of  this failure, as irony and as dejection, was itself equally fruitless and ultimately facile,  offering far less, in terms of substance, than the Modernist project itself.

Web Address: http://kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/metamodern.html

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Bosco Verticale wins 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide from CTBUH

Winner of the CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide Award: Bosco Verticale in Milan by Boeri Studio. Photo © Paolo Rosselli.

Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale preserves the longtime architectural fantasy of building tall forest towers. Since the residential building was completed late last year, it continues to garner plenty of attention and awards. Most recently, the project won the 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The announcement concludes a nearly yearlong juried selection process that began with 123 entries representing 33 countries.

Web Address: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ctbuh_bosco_verticale_2015_best_tall_building_worldwide/

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Vital Art Nouveau 1900 – Exhibition – Prague, Czech Republic
Location: Prague Municipal House
Date: 1 October 2015 – 31 December 2015
Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Admissions cost: 150 czk
The exhibition in the Prague Municipal House is presenting a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The exhibition is intended to show the Art Nouveau arts and crafts as part of the ground-breaking, forward-looking trends and emancipation efforts that evolved in the late 19th century, as a reformist art movement that strove for “the multiplication and intensification of life”. The display will therefore explore the Art Nouveau aesthetic both in terms of modern artist designers’ creative ambitions and the new zest for life that swept society as a whole. Masterpieces of decorative art exhibited at the famous Paris World’s Fair of 1900 will be on display, alongside works influenced by the various currents of thought popular at the time (such as the theories of Vitalism and Spiritism), as well as the formal and stylistic innovations in glassware, ceramics and furniture.
Other areas will cover the radical changes in life style as reflected in interior design, the visual style of poster art and fashion.
Web Address: http://www.obecnidum.cz/en/vital‐art‐noveau‐1900‐1404044031.html
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Short Film Festival Berlin
Location: Linienstrabe 227 10178 Berlin zum Stadtplan
Date: 10 – 15th of November 2015
Hours: Evenings
Admissions Cost: unknown
The Short Film Festival Berlin is the second most significant international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale and also the second oldest short film festival in Germany. For six days inNovember each year, it presents short and medium length films from all over the world in selected cinemas in Berlin.
Web Address: http://www.interfilm.de/en/festival2015/home.html
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Rome, Jazz Festival
Location: Auditorium Parco Della Musica
Date: Saturday 14th November
Hours: 9:00 p.m.
Admission Cost: free
New York‐based Gregory Porter, the new international star of jazz singing, will open the 2015 edition of Roma Jazz Festival. Acclaimed over the last years by critics and audience for his baritone voice – an amazing blend of soul, gospel, blues and jazz, his performances evoke the charming atmosphere of music clubs in the Fifties.
Web Address: http://www.romajazzfestival.it/?lang=en 
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Proportio – Fortuny Museum
Location: Palazzo Fortuny
Date: 5‐09‐2015 to 22‐11‐2015
Hours: 10‐18 p.m.
Admission Cost: 12 euros
Until November 22nd 2015 the fascinating spaces of Palazzo Fortuny in Venice hosts Proportio, the exhibition organized by Axel and May Verboordt Foundation and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia that explores the omnipresence of universal proportions in art, science, music and architecture. Proportio carries on the highly acclaimed exhibition project that has already presented a trilogy of exhibitions.
Web Address: http://fortuny.visitmuve.it/it/pianifica‐la‐tua‐visita/orari/
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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The Lion King – London
Location: Lyceum Theater
Date: 14‐11‐2015
Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Admission Cost: 65 pounds
Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymore, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba ‐‐ the epic adventure of his journey from wide‐eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Web Address: http://www.thelionking.co.uk/
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Winter Fine Arts and Antiques Fair
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road,
Kensington, London
Date: 2nd November until 8th November 2015
Hours: 11am – 8 pm (roughly)
Admission Cost: from 13 pounds
The Winter Fine Arts and Antiques Fair is becoming somewhat of an antique itself, as it celebrates a quarter of a century this year. Taking place at London’s Olympia, the annual fair is a permanent fixture on the calendars of all art and antique aficionados. It has also become a popular
social event with high profile visitors such as Bono, Claudia Schiffer and Jools Holland helping to boost its reputation. But don’t worry if you don’t know your Art Deco from your Art Nouveau, the Fair is equally popular with new buyers looking to decorate their homes. Each year, over 20,000 visitors swarm to the fair with around 125 exhibitors offering everything from silver teapots and Lalique vases to Cartier earrings and from rubies to Regency furniture.
Web Address: http://www.olympia‐antiques.com
Reporting: Joshua Berry, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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INDEPENDENT TRAVEL:

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Independent Travel – Prague, Petřín Lookout Tower

When in Prague it was suggested to our group that we visit the “effiel tower of Prague.” Its official name is the Petřínská Rozhledna and it was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. In 1889, members of the Club of Czech  Tourists visited the world exposition in Paris and were inspired by the Eiffel Tower, which is w hy it was referred to us in that way. While visiting the tower people there to ld us, in 1953, a television broadcasting antenna was installed, and the prog ram feed performed by a directional radio antenna. This served as Prague’s main television signal provider until the opening of the Žižkov Television Tower in late 1992.

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Prague, The Dancing House

Since I am studying architecture here it only made sense to go and see the Dancing House by Frank Ghery. While there, I found out that the very nontraditional design was very controversial at the time of it being built because the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is known for, and some thought that it contrasts too much with the normal architectural style.

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Budapest, Hungarian Parliament Building

The Parliament Building was the building I enjoyed seeing the most in Budapest. It’s Gothic Revival style, was beautiful, especially when lit up at night and seeing the reflection on the river. It has a symmetrical façade and a central dome.  The dome is Renaissance Revival architecture. Also inside the parliament building is symmetrical and has two absolutely identical parliament halls out of which one is used for the politics, the other one is used for guided tours.

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Budapest, St. Stephen’s Basilica

The inside of St. Stephen’s Basilica was breath taking. The church is named after Saint Stephen I of Hungary, the first King of Hungary. It is the third highest church in Hungary. The architectural style is Neo-­‐Classical, a Greek cross ground plan and the façade is anchored by two large bell towers. We got to go inside the dome by elevator or climbing 364 stairs and at the top you could see all of Budapest.

Reporting: Katia Moreno, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Rome,  Pope Sighting at the Vatican
Date: 8 November
Location: Rome, Italy
During independent travel, I was priveleged to see the Pope on multiple occasions. However, seeing Pope Francis in the Vatican was one of the most surreal moments of my life. I have never seen one man’s presence demand such positive attention. It was incredible.
Reporting: Julian Owens, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Rome, The MAXXI (Zaha Hadid)
Date: 8 November
Location: Rome, Italy
Zaha demonstrated pure brilliance through the design of this museum. It’s fluid movement and rigid form contribute to a modern artistic environment. While, it is a beautiful work of architecture, it seriously lacks art within its exhibits, in my opinion. However, the building is such a joy to walk around.
Reporting: Julian Owens, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Rome, The Pantheon
Date: 9 November
Location: Rome, Italy
I now understand why no one is 100% sure how the Pantheon was built. It’s one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. It’s not that large of a building compared to other monumental buildings in Rome; however, it is so mesmerizing that I spent almost 3 hours in there. I completely lost track of time, getting lost in sketching and admiring the optical illusion that is the Pantheon’s dome.
Reporting: Julian Owens, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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Independent Travel – Milan, Duomo di Milano
Date: 12 November
Location: Milan Italy
The Milan Cathedral was my final stop in my tour through Italy. This is easily the most beautiful cathedral I have seen. I had the priveledge of enjoying sunset on the upper terrace of the cathedral. I swear that terrace has the most beautiful views in all of Italy. After enjoying the beautiful views, I helped myself to some pizza and a little bit of gellato and called it a trip.
Reporting: Julian Owens, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. Student

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