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UK/CoD students return from design studio in Florence

February 21, 2013   |  

Two UK/CoD students spent the Fall 2012 semester in Florence, Italy. Sam Forman and Shannon Ruhl spent five months studying classic and contemporary architecture and traveling to more than twenty European cities in a course titled "Reading Cities". 

The students participated in an urban design studio to reimagine the urban plan of Florence. They focused on redesigning of three piazzas that are visited by more than five million tourists annually.  
 
This design studio is a partnership with Kent State's College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). Students experience the historical evolution of European art, architecture and urbanism, as well as the contemporary “design scene” and the on-going modernization of European cities.
 
Photos by Sam Forman and Shannon Ruhl.