By pbg43

Contributors to the Spring 2014 edition of the Cornell in Rome blog are Cornell University Architecture, Art, and Planning students Allen Navasero, Angela Carbone,and Edbert Cheng.  Also contributing visuals this term will be Kevin He and Jimmy Chen.  Follow them through the semester to learn more about the Cornell in Rome program, the eternal city itself, and of course, the bloggers themselves.

Allen Navasero
Hi ! My name is Allen Navasero. I am an Urban and Regional Studies and International Relations student at Cornell University. I will be graduating in 2015.

With a great passion for travel and meaningful exploration, I find cities often with thousands to millions of people truly exciting places to be. Architect Daniel Libeskind said, ‘It’s a creative machinery, the city is the greatest organ for creativity, that’s why people flock to cities, not just for jobs, but because one can improve oneself’.

Always anticipating the next interesting person I will meet and the next city construct that may catch my attention, I always have my camera, pen, and other recording devices at the ready to share my experiences with you.

I hope that you enjoy my posts and thoughts from Italy.

Ciao! Mi chiamo Allen Navasero. Sono uno studente di Urbanistica e Relazione Internazionale alla Cornell University. Mi laurerò il 2015.

Con una grande passione di viaggiare ed esplorazione significativa, trovo spesso che le città con migliaia di milioni cittadini veramente sono luoghi molto entusiastici e creativi. L’architetto Daniel Libeskind ha detto che, ‘La città è un macchinario creativo, è il migliore organo per la creativita’. Perciò la gente vanno alle città, non solo per lavoro, ma perché si può migliorarsi’.

Sempre anticipando la prossima persona interessante che incontrerò e il prossimo costrutto della città che può afferrare la mia attenzione, sono sempre pronto con la mia macchina fotografica,  penna, e altre cose per ricordare le esperienze che vorrei condividere a voi.

Spero di potete godere i miei posts e pensieri dall’Italia!


My name is Edbert Cheng. I am a third year architecture student from St. Louis, Missouri and Hong Kong, China.  I enjoy drawing and traveling to new places. This will be my first ever trip to Europe, let alone Rome, and I am excited to see what the city and continent has to offer. At the end of the semester I hope to have a deeper insight into what architecture can do for people and places—but in the meantime I look forward to having an adventure.

angelaCiao! I’m Angela Carbone, a third year architecture student. Hailing from the great state of New York, with some Italian heritage to my advantage, I’m a natural adventurer well-suited to discovering the mysteries and legends of the bel paese. During my trip, I hope to encounter and study about all things colloquial, architectural, phenomenal, and unusual that Italy and Europe have to offer. Armed with my journal, a few euros, and the limitless ambitions of a college student, I’m on the pursuit to do all that the Romans do—and more.











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