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Love It or Hate It, It’s Home

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay1 Comment

“Like any place that’s become home, I hate it too. And, of course, you can’t separate the things you love and hate: you can’t say, let’s move to so and so where they have the cappuccini, the wines, the lasagna, the marvellous peaches, the handsome people in handsome clothes, the fine buildings, the close-knit, friendly secretiveness of village life, but …

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Fashion in Florence

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence, Places by Jordyn JayLeave a Comment

Talking about art in Florence could have been so easy. I could have done the obvious and talked about the Renaissance. I could have spent 600 words drooling over Michelangelo, Donatello, or Botticelli. I could have obsessed over the architecture of the city. Being an NYU Florence student I could have even talked about the incredibly unique Acton Collection of …

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When In Rome…Or Wherever I Am…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay2 Comments

In the past month, I’ve been asked at least a million times why I chose to study abroad in Florence. I don’t think it actually struck me until I landed that I have absolutely no idea. My concentration at Gallatin is “Applying Artistic Imagination to Radical Political and Social Change”, which is essentially the intersection between performance studies, sociology and …