Vobis Awarded Rome Prize

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Yasmin Vobis (Critic, Architecture) has been awarded a 2016 Rome Prize Fellowship by the American Academy in Rome. Vobis is one of thirty-one artists and scholars who will receive a stipend, workspace, room and board at the Academy’s campus in Rome. Academy President Mark Robbins said of this year’s Fellows “The interdisciplinary mix of the Rome Prize winners represents the leading edge of contemporary American scholarship and creativity”

Vobis will study how color played an integral role in Roman architecture throughout the centuries and how it’s importance diminished since Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) split design and color in artistic production. She hopes that her work in Rome will be able to resuscitate a discourse of color in contemporary architectural practice.

Yasmin Vobis is a Principal at the Providence (RI) based architectural office Ultramoderne along with Aaron Forrest (Assistant Professor, Architecture).

For more information on the 2016-2017 Rome Prize Winners can be found here

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