Enjoy highlights from the work of the LPD student team during the 2013-2014 academic year on the LPD Student Team Portfolio 2013-2014. Thank you to all of the students who worked so hard to make the Dialogues so rich and interesting for our NYU Florence campus community and for the wider Florentine community this year. Students can submit additional work through the Tumblr page on a mobile device (or submit directly to email@example.com) . We look forward to continuing the Dialogue with you from your new ´homes´.
Do you want to find out more about La Pietra Dialogues? See some of the fantastic work that students who worked with us last year did? Learn about our past Dialogues? This is the place for you. We will soon be posting information about our 2014-2015 program. In the meantime, feel free to browse these pages. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date. Incoming and outgoing NYU Florence students, you can also join our network on LinkedIn to get and stay in touch.
The Season, May 28 - August 7, 2014
The Season is a summer celebration of creative collaboration and exploration conducted throughout the grounds of Villa la Pietra and its extraordinary and scenographic gardens. Artists, writers, musicians, poets, actors and public intellectuals are given time and space to nurture and hone their craft, experiment, collaborate across disciplines, and to create and present new works or the reinterpretation of classics. Well-known figures and emerging talents work together, in classes and workshops or experimental laboratories, and present their work before an audience of Italians and Americans invited to the gardens of Villa la Pietra for a surprising and elegant evening. Full calendar
Middle East Now: Best Short Film by NYU Florence - April 14,2014
Last night, NYU students gathered at the Odeon Theatre in Florence, Italy as part of a select student jury for the annual Middle East Now Film Festival. After a long weekend of screenings and intense deliberation, where fingers were pointed, yelling was permitted and opinions were shot down, the jury came to an agreement just in time for Monday night. The jury leaders, Jim Carter and Alice Sholto-Duglas, announced that dialogue-free film, Condom Lead by Mohammed and Ahmad Abunasser, won the majority vote. The runners up were Children of God from Iraq and I Am Mermaid from Qatar.
The festival, which continued through Monday, April 14th, is the only festival in Italy entirely dedicated to contemporary Middle East Movies, featuring the latest films from Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Afganistan, Syria, Bahrain, Algeria and Morocco. Showcasing a myriad of feature films, documentaries, animated films and shorts, the film festival was designed to underline the importance of the Middle East, a region that has been at the center of international media and politics in recent years.
Text by NYU Florence Student Blair Simmons
Italian Politics Adesso! Overview
On March 24, La Pietra Dialogues hosted a dialogue on Italian Politics with professors Robert D´Alimonte and Alessandro Chiaramonte, curated by NYU Florence student Caterina Ariani. Read here the event overview by NYU Florence student Rachel Sonis.
Special Opportunity: Call for Video Submissions for NYU Earth Matters Project
Earth Matters is trying to take Earth Month to an entirely new level this year. We´re trying to show the enormous global environmental perspective at NYU by creating an environmentally-themed video using material crowdsourced from students at all of NYU´s campuses. Cool, right? But we need your help make it happen.
In order to participate, post short video clips from your phone, your camera, your cam-corder-- whatever you hipsters use-- at the page below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and April 22nd. Material should try to capture one or several of the following: --The landscape of your current city --The life-forms that exist in and around your current city --An interesting environmental aspect of your current city --Or why earth matters-- to you-- in your current city (shoot some videoed selfies)
All submissions will be mashed into a final product by a team of film students and then screened at campuses around the globe. For more information contact Davis or Joe at email@example.com
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.