28 07 2010

Our route. . .



We venture outside Santa Maria della Pieta’s walls. . . Read the rest of this entry »


28 07 2010

GROUP NAME: Satellite
GROUP PROJECT: roma 10 s.maria d.pieta
GROUP MEMBERS: Shannon Hohlbein, Matt Holdsworth, Brad Kern, Neil Shah, Ian Siegel
ASSIGNMENT:  workshop 1

We begun with a walk beginning at Santa Maria della Pieta moving through Monte Mario into the countryside beyond. Our major observation was two different types of “edges of the city”:

One was a hard city edge; we found ourselves literally fenced into the city with no easy way into the woods on the opposite side of the fence. Read the rest of this entry »


28 07 2010

GROUP NAME: parola
GROUP PROJECT: roma 10 s.maria d.pieta
GROUP MEMBERS: Joann Lui, RJ Wells, Adam Lasota, Shawntel Young, David Florez
ASSIGNMENT:  workshop 1

The Story Begins…

Once upon a time, there was a psychiatric hospital called Santa Maria Della Pieta. This hospital was seen as an embarrassment to the city and the family members of the patients. The first decision was to set the asylum far from the city “out of sight, out of mind.”  This hospital was one of the largest hospitals with 3000 patients and about 850 nurses. Read the rest of this entry »


27 07 2010


Control & Freedom:  From a View

The environment in which one inhabits plays a role in the manipulation and transformation of the mind.  society as a whole & general, dictates rights and wrongs, blacks and whites, & placement.  Those external forces drive labels on individuals, not ‘meant’ for ‘society’.  In our journey to create the emotion and context of these two forces, the city & former asylum, we have relied on past experiences of peoples images and words at the duration of the functioning asylum as well as the city, outside the gates & fused them with our own experiences in our duration.  Essential and outlined for ones life is the tools given, symbolic as spoon, fork and knife, as in some societies such as the asylum, not all the tools as handed out. We have come to discover and provoke a continuing question[s] of “What is a ‘society’?”.  Who makes these regulations, holds the keys, and determines acceptance and/or barriers. Read the rest of this entry »

ROMA10  | SMdP Mind the Map!

26 07 2010

EXIT inside : the MIND the BODY | ENTER outside : the VOID the FULL

the former psychiatric hospital Santa Maria della Pietà, Rome

a short film by peter lang

ROMA10 | SMdP ex-Lavanderia

23 07 2010

ROMA10 | SMdP  22-24 JUL 10!

22 07 2010

click S10 SMdP SCHEDULE THU FRI SAT SUN for schedule + work details for thursday, friday + saturday!

please note that we start FRIDAY PROMPTLY at 9,oo with pin up review with Cesare Pietroiusti and his project presentation.