Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.
This course runs over siz Wednesday evenings 7 - 9 PM starting 14 October 2020.
Italian architect Cristina leads an armchair tour of some of Italy's most recognisable architecture from the Colosseum in Rome to the medieval castles of northern Italy, and the splendour of Renaissance churches like the Duomo in Florence. Along the way, she offers fascinating insights into how these buildings, and Italian cities in general, evolved to reflect their historical context.
Follow Cristina for a fascinating guide to the evolution of Italian architecture and the influences that shaped the development of urban areas. In Rome, explore the typical house, the Colosseum, and the aqueduct that still provides water 2000 years after its completion; tour the medieval castles and courts in the north of Italy; learn how the middle class reshaped the medieval town and patronised the arts; study the Baroque style in Rome, the work of Bernini and Borromini, the churches and fountains; and visit the great buildings of the Industrial Age, such as the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, and the Vittorio Emanuele II gallery in Milan.
Italian-born Cristina Piva Capri holds a Masters degree in Architecture from Venice, where she developed a special interest in history and worked as an assistant on the conservation of historical villages in the Venetian district. In New Zealand, Cristina works as an interior architect, and tutors in Interior Design, Art and Architecture, and Italian Language and Culture.
Cristina also teaches: When In Rome! Travellers' Italian Weekend Course, Interior Design, The Great Italian Artists, When in Northern Italy, When in Southern Italy, When in South Africa and Art for Interior Design.
Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.