NABA: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Roma. The New Academy of Arts, Rome.

Friday March 8th 2024 by Peter Thomas Lang

CNR Montelibretti. Photo PtL.

The human is inseparable from the artifacts that it produces, with the human body having the extended shape of all the artefacts it has made and each artefact being an intimate part of its biology and brain. But also, and more important, the human emerges in the redefinition of capacity provided by the artifacts. In a sense, the artifacts are more human than the human.

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Are We Human? Notes on an archaeology of design.  (2016-18. Lars Müller Publishers. Zurich).


The course objective of Archives Displayed: Critical Methods in Visual Thinking and Creative Research is to guide students in the research and development of advanced graduate level projects focusing on multi-media archives, government and institutional public art collections, and digital-media databases. The course follows two parallel trajectories: an individual research project, and a collective research project.

Course dates: Start: March 6 to June 19. 2024.