The Civita Institute exists to inspire and promote design excellence through education and cultural exchange between the United States and Italy.

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'The Depictive and the Evocative'

A second session is now available! Join Anita Lehmann in Italy for an incredible workshop experience this Fall:

Anita Lehmann 2017 workshop - 2nd week added

Anita Lehmann 2017 workshop - 2nd week added

Fellowships 2017 - Application Deadline January 15

Thank you to all applicants for 2017 Fellowships, the application period is now closed. 

Stephanie Bower's 2017 Draw Civita Programs

Stephanie Bower's 2017 “Draw Civita” architectural sketching workshops, held at our facilities in Italy, are now full.  Please see workshop flyer for more information and details about this program.  If you are interested in signing up for a wait list, please contact Stephanie Bower directly through the information shown in her flyer.

Stephanie Bowers 2017 Draw Civita Programs Flyer

2016 Civita Institute Fundraising Gala Caccia al Tesoro

MOLTO GRAZIE TO OUR ATTENDEES, FELLOWS, PRESENTERS, SPONSORS - YOU MADE LA CACCIA TESORO A GREAT SUCCESS.  WITHOUT YOU, WE COULDN'T DO WHAT WE DO!


 

 


 

 

Fellow Stephanie Bower's "A Walking Guide to the Architecture of Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy" is available for download by clicking here.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW FELLOWS:  2016 Astra Zarina Fellow:  Robert Campbell; 2016 Civita Institute Fellows:  Trish Borden and Katherine Wright

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WATCH the PBS NewsHour “Culture at Risk” episode featuring Civita we helped arrange and which aired October 27:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/picture-perfect-italian-town-thats-crumbling-cliff/.  Be patient with the intro ad...

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Please join our Family!  Become a Member, Fellow, Resident, Educational Program leader or student, Chapter, Sponsor, Board Director, or otherwise work with us to figure out your role in this fantastic adventure of saving an ancient hill town in old Italia.  It is imperative we get as many people as possible to go live in and experience this town and return home to share and live what they learned. We have the houses perched on the cliff. Do you have a vision? We invite you to join us.  Check out:  Civita di Bagnoregio.

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From Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, by Rita Cipalla  

"Civita di Bagnoregio is one of the most beautiful hill towns in Italy. Located about 60 miles north of Rome, this stunning gem has escaped the modern age mostly because of its topography. Its buildings, public spaces and overall ambience retain much of their medieval or renaissance flair.

It is no surprise that an international organization devoted to the relationship between art, architecture, environmental stewardship, agricultural heritage and cultural exchange bears its name. The Civita Institute, formerly known as the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, celebrates all that is precious and unique about Civita di Bagnoregio and encourages the exploration of this and other historically significant towns and sights in Italy.

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La missione del NIAUSI:  L'istituto Civita esiste per ispirare e promuovere l'eccellenza del design attraverso l'educazione e lo scambio culturale tra gli Stati Uniti e l'Italia.

The Civita Institute exists to inspire and promote design excellence through education and cultural exchange between the United States and Italy.

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Check out the Museo Naturalistico Lubriano website and visit it if you're in the area! http://www.museolubriano.com/ 

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Award winning documentary filmmaker and Civita Institute Resident Natalie Reusss is in post production of her film:  Civita:   An Italian Hill Town.  Please visit her website at: http://nataliereuss.nyc/      

Natalie Reuss website