Landscape Architecture students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, embarked on a 16-day mini-term to Spain and Portugal in May 2012. Touring its famous landscapes and gardens, here are images of their adventures.To read narratives of the students' experiences while abroad, check-out Angelike Angelopoulos' blog, "Spain + Portugal: A trip through 'Glorious Gardens.'"
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Christina Lulich, an architecture student of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, embarked on a tour of Italy this May through the College's mini-term course, "Photographing Florence." The nearly two-week adventure explored Florence, Rome, and Siena under the direction of lecturer Diane Fox.
Describing the activities of the program, Fox said, "the course focused on the basic functions of the camera, relationships between photographer and subject, motion, composition and framing, point of view, and exposing for light and shadow."
She adds: "Could there be a more inspirational environment to begin the process of looking through the lens then Italy?"
Lulich seems to agree. Her beautifully written blog, Memento Vivere, shares some of her experiences as a student of the UT travel abroad program. Here she allows the College of Architecture and Design to share one of her many adventures - her visit to Rome.
Christina Lulich, May 26, 2012:
Another early morning and long day of walking. We were eating breakfast downstairs by 7:30 and headed to the Colosseum less than an hour later. As our bus neared the Colosseum, I began to recognize places I’d learned about in my architecture history class this past semester, scattered amongst the ruins. I recognized the Temple of Saturn instantly, although I had forgotten it was even located in Rome. The Column of Trajan was easy to spot, but I’d already seen it the day before. The Arch of Constantine was noticeable from afar as well as the Colosseum next to it. When we later walked through the Roman Forum, I recognized the Basilica of Maxentius. The ability to recognize the ruins on the spot and remember some of their significance was amazing. My heart skipped a couple beats from just being in their presence and walking on the same ground that Romans walked during Jesus’s time.
Written by Sam Barringer, graduate student in the School of Architecture, and recipient of a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Spring semester marks the time of the year when many students are getting geared up to study abroad.
Whether they are going away for a full semester in places like Weimar, Germany or Krakow, Poland, preparing to get their ‘sauna on’ this summer in Finland, training for the central European blitz tour with Matt Hall and Hansjoerg Goeritz, or getting their cameras ready to shoot up Florence, Italy with Diane Fox, one thing is absolutely certain - many students are getting ready to have the time of their lives!
Having studied a semester in Weimar myself, people ask me all the time what is the importance of studying abroad. I have to say that, even though I greatly value the architectural education I received at the Bauhaus, the personal education and life experiences are the whole reason for anyone to go. Spending a few weeks to a few months in a new place will change anyone’s life.
There is no doubt that I will never forget listening to Alberto Campo Baeza relate architecture to Halle Berry for a week, but I will also never forget taking a train to Berlin to photograph my site, driving into France to lay in the park and play frisbee with a Pringles' top, the bus ride through the Black Forest to visit Zaha Hadid's fire-station, or helping some German students photograph a mini-fridge. Not only will students experience things that are impossible from Tennessee, but every student will have their own unique stories to tell and have their own personal education.
So if you are considering studying abroad... DON”T HESITATE A SECOND! And if you are considering contributing to the College of Architecture and Design, I guarantee helping students study abroad will change their lives forever!
Images from Sam's time abroad:
To explore the exciting programs offered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design, including trips to Florence, Italy, Central Europe, and Asia and China, please visit, http://www.arch.utk.edu/Special_Programs/studyabroad.shtml
This year, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design hosted its first ever Travel Sketch + Photography Competition.
Documenting student and faculty work from across the college's three disciplines, the competition resulted in complex and inspiring imagery detailing experiences from many of the college's study abroad programs.
Here is a slideshow of the work submitted to the competition: