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IDSVA Summer Residency Faculty

Rome; Venice

Simonetta Moro: Italian-born artist and director of IDSVA, Simonetta Moro will give a walking-tour history of Classical Roman architecture and aesthetics, and lead students to the Venice Biennale. She will also participate in the IDSVA Athens symposium with a talk on the aesthetics of mapping.

Spannocchia Castle, Tuscany

Franco (Bifo) Berardi: Leading contemporary Italian philosopher and author of And: Phenomenology of the End, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance, and After the Future, Bifo Berardi will lecture on current European art and politics in relation to the concept of the Baroque.

Franca Marini: Italian international artist, Franca Marini will lecture on her artwork inspired by medieval Sienese painting, which will be exhibited at Kean University in November 2017. She is currently engaged in the creation of site-specific installations and video art on the theme of Transmigration and Immigration.


Howard Caygill: Considered one of the most important European philosophers of our time, author of On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance, and Kafka: In the Light of the Accident (forthcoming), Howard Caygill will give a seminar on the aesthetics of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger.


Elina Staikou: Associate Lecturer in Modern Liberal Arts at Winchester University, Elina Staikou is the author of Deconstruction at Home: Metaphors of Travel and Writing and of articles on contemporary philosophy, literature and biomedicine. She will participate in the IDSVA Athens symposium with a talk on migration and hospitality.

Giovanni Tusa: Philosopher, documentary filmmaker and video artist, Giovanni Tusa is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy and Critical Theory in institutions in Europe and the US. Co-author of De la Fin, with Alain Badiou (forthcoming). In the IDSVA Athens symposium he will discuss the political-philosophical implications of borders and mapping.

Colby College

David Driskell: The David Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture and the African Diaspora is located at University of Maryland, College Park. Artist-philosopher, curator, and art historian David Driskell will lecture on how to look at a work of art.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently accepting applications for September enrollment. Contact Molly Davis, or visit our admissions page for more information.

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