Italian and design

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Our Italian and design program allows students to combine Italian classes with a design course

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Torre di Babele offers Italian and design courses in collaboration with IED Roma (European Institute of Design).

The school organises, on request, courses combining an in-depth look at the art of design with Italian language classes. Italian courses are held at Torre di Babele and the students join our classes comprising up to 12 students from around the world.

ACCOMMODATION

The school offers participants a variety of Single or double rooms in the center and close to the school for the duration of their course. If you would rather stay in a hotel or B&B, we would be happy to provide recommended contacts.

In partnership with:
IED Roma (European Institute of Design)
IED Design
Via Casilina, 51 00182 Roma
Tel. +39 06 70612111 www.ied.it

Enrolment fee: 80€

Textbook not included

To schedule a course or for further information, please contact us

“Italian and Design” Program

Torre di Babele and IED Roma (Istituto Europeo di Design)

Course title: Language and Design Experience

Location: Torre di Babele and IED Roma

Description

This unique program combines an intensive Italian language course with an introduction to the art forms, industry leaders and global influence of Italian design. Morning sessions are devoted to language study, while the afternoon session includes lectures, site visits and discussions with professionals representing the various facets of the design industry in Italy. This interaction with professionals in the field gives students an inside look at Italian design traditions and philosophy, while also exercising their language skills in a stimulating environment.

Topics covered: Italian language (all levels offered), Italian production in furniture, food service, kitchen and transportation design: introduction to related fields of design including cinema, graphic arts, art and architecture.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve and refine Italian language skills after completing the intensive language course.
  • Develop an appreciation for Italian design from its historical roots to contemporary issues and institutions.
  • Gain insight into today's Italian art and design world through workshops and discussions with industry professionals.

Questo corso combina lo studio della lingua italiana (gli studenti saranno assegnati al corso corrispondente al loro livello di italiano) con conferenze sul Design e visite guidate in lingua italiana. Gli studenti dovrebbero possedere già una buona padronanza della lingua e una capacità di comprensione adeguata per poter seguire la parte relativa alle conferenze sul Design.

Teaching method

This course combines the use of traditional classroom lecture, site visits, class discussion and guest lecturers. Active participation in discussions with guest lecturers and site visit / field trip attendance is essential.

Class Schedule and Contact Hours: This course meets Monday through Friday for both a morning and afternoon session. Some visits and project work may occur outside of regular class time. The course meets for a total of 80 lessons of Italian language instruction and 45 hours of Italian Design lectures and visits. The Italian language lessons are 45 minutes each. italiano e di escursioni. Le lezioni di italiano hanno una durata di 45 minuti ciascuna.

Credits

University and Transfer Credits: Students seeking university credits for summer courses should contact the international education office in their home institution and ascertain the transfer credit procedure. IED provides all relevant course materials including syllabus, professor profiles, and official student transcript in order to facilitate the transfer of credit and recognition of the course/program. Credits for both the US and European systems are noted on all course outlines and are based on international standards.

Note that credits are indicative only and may not reflect the credits accepted by the student’s particular home institution.

Site visits and fieldtrips

Site visits and fieldtrips are part of the course and may take place outside regularly scheduled Italian language or design classes, including on weekends. Student participation is mandatory as these visits are an intrinsic part of the learning experience.

Course texts, bibliography, teaching materials

Students will be issued a course pack and/or PDF copy of readings from texts as well as other relevant articles added by the instructor.

Bibliography:

  • Gabriella D’Amato, Storia del design, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2005 e sgg. ed. (da pag. 37 a pag, 132)
  • R. De Fusco, Storia del Design, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1998 e sgg. ed. (dall’inizio fino a pag. 58)
  • E. Morteo, Grande Atlante del Design, Electa, Milano, 2008.
  • D. Dardi, Il design in 100 oggetti, 24ore Cultura, Milano, 2008.
  • C. e P. Fiell, Il Design dalla A alla Z, Taschen, Kohln, 2001.
  • Branzi, Capire il Design, Giunti, Firenze, 2007.
  • Design lesson plan

    Day 1: General introduction to the course. IED. Domitilla Dardi
    Day 2: Italian design and the Made in Italy concept: Furniture (1). IED. Domitilla Dardi
    Day 3: Italian Graphic Design. IED. Antonio Masullo
    Day 4: Visit to a design store (AD, Driade). Patrizia Di Costanzo
    Day 5: Italian design and the Made in Italy concept: Food Design (2). IED. Domitilla Dardi
    Day 6: Elements of drawing – guid to the elaboration of the sketch book. IED. Arianna Sodano
    Day 7: Visit to the Museum and Historical Archives of Birra Peroni with Director Daniela Brignone
    Day 8: Visit to the Gentilini Museum and biscuit factory or visit some of Rome's celebrated cafes (Caffè Rosati, Caffè Greco, Sant’Eustachio)
    Day 9: Italian design and the Made in Italy concept Fashion (3). IED. Domitilla Dardi, 2h Review of the sketch book. Arianna Sodano, 1h
    Day 10: Visit to a fashion atelier. Clara Tosi Pamphili
    Day 11: “Altaroma” backstage Clara Tosi Pamphili
    Day 12: Italian cinema. IED. Claudio Calibotti
    Day 13: Italian design and the Made in Italy concept (4). IED. Domitilla Dardi 2 h Review of the sketch book. IED seat. Arianna Sodano 1 h
    Day 14: Visit to the MACRO Museum. Emilia Giorgi
    Day 15: Sketch book review. IED. Arianna Sodano
    Day 16: Visit to the MAXXI Museum. Emilia Giorgi
    Day 17: Final day: closing and diploma ceremony

Further information


Useful information

Start of the courses

To be agreed

Length

Can vary

Lessons

Can vary

Number of students

Can vary