Explorations

GSD 2308: Drawing in the City of Rome
Graduate School of Design, Harvard
Instructors: Jennifer Riley, T. Kelly Wilson
Summer 2010

These images represent a sampling of observational drawings completed during a three-week summer drawing seminar in Rome. Subjects included architectural ruins like those on the Palatine Hill and Ostia Antica, sites along the Tiber River like Hadrian’s Tomb, and landscaped parks like Villa Borghese.

A crucial part of the seminar were daily morning explorations through Rome, exposing the city’s layered history and dense fabric. This resulted in a deep respect for an architecture that integrates itself into its context, speaking to and acknowledging its neighbors.