girl throwing a heart sign with her hands and people waving
work hung from the ceiling in a gallery
people applauding
people going through photobooks
Steve Heller and Lita Talarico video chatting with people through TV
people looking at work in a gallery
polaroids hung on a string
work hung from the ceiling in a gallery
person talking to people through a handheld microphone
people looking at work in a gallery

From Roma to New York and Back Again

Nov 22 2019

Ron Callahan photos by Rachele Allessandrelli

For the past two years students and faculty from Rome University of Fine Arts – Visual and Innovation Design program spent 10 days in New York City as guests of School of Visual Arts MFA Design program. The RUFA students explored the city, visited professional design studios, participated in workshops and pitched their “Tracks of Freedom” concepts to co-chairs Lita Talarico and Steven Heller.

On November 18th we were excited to be invited to virtually attend the opening reception of their gallery exhibition at RUFA Space – Pastificio Cerere in Roma. The exhibition traces the experience lived by the students in New York where they were protagonists of the workshop on the concept of “Sense of Difference” led by the teachers Emanuele Cappelli, Mario Rullo, and Antonio Pace.

While we would have loved to be there in person, our Skype call directly into the gallery was a moving experience. It was wonderful to see the joy and excitement on the familiar faces of our students from across the ocean.

Tanti auguri to the students and faculty that made this fabulous exhibition possible.

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