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Rotch Library Exhibit

The Art of Memory

January 27, 2020 - March 31, 2020

What does it mean to remember? Sited in four Italian towns that have been indelibly changed by natural disasters, this exhibition explores the notion of architectural memory. Across Pompeii, Catania, Poggioreale, and Gibellina, each town embodies a unique approach towards destruction and preservation. The “perfectly” preserved ruins of Pompeii are set against the bustling capital of Catania, the ghost town of Poggioreale, and the crumbling modernist art installations of Gibellina.


Yichen Jia, SMArchS in Design and Computation and MS in EECS 2020, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning

Charisse Foo, B.Arch 2018, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University

Purchase a print copy of the book associated with this exhibit.