Co-Hosted by the New England Chapter and the ICAA National Office
Join ICAA New England and the ICAA National Office as archaeologist, professor, and television personality, Darius Arya delivers a three-part lecture series from Rome: Lessons from Vitruvius.
Vitruvius was a creative, even radical architect—both in his ideas and creations. But the Renaissance understood him in a different way, as rigid and conforming to precepts and rules. How did this happen? How can we disassociate Vitruvius from this staid persona? We will take a look at the creativity of the Renaissance and the Vitruvian persona as well as other Vitruvian interpretations through the ages, to arrive at a truer understanding of the original insights and ideas of Vitruvius.
A Ph.D. archaeologist and historian, Darius Arya has led excavations (Rome, Ostia Antica) and taught university programs in Italy for over 17 years. He’s a Fulbright scholar, fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar of Getty Conservation Institute. He directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and its online learning platform Ancient Rome Live.
He’s appeared as an expert or tv host for 15 years on History, National Geographic, Discovery. Smithsonian, PBS, Italy’s Rai5, and more. He’s also regularly featured as an expert on BBC4 Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Darius is one of the few American Ph.D. archaeology experts on TV today, creating consistently accessible, engaging conversations, matched by his daily social media work on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Darius works with international organizations such as Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Italian superintendencies and museums, Italian Ministry of Culture, Museum Week, ICOMOS, and a number of corporate brands.
*This event will be held via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link two times, 24 hours before the event and one hour prior to the lecture.
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