As part III of our Ethical Aesthetics series, The Honors College presented: The Aesthetics of Italian Fascism: A Discussion with Michelangelo Sabatino and Alessandro Carrera
UH Architecture Professor Michelangelo Sabatino and Italian Studies Professor Alessandro Carrera offered a discussion about the architectural and artistic legacy of Mussolini's Italy. Sabatino discussed Mussolini's building program for Rome, in which elements of architectural modernism were integrated with a pronounced classical style that invoked the grandeur of ancient Rome. Carrera traced three avenues of musical composition, with especial focus on the Futurists' project of a purely modern music based on the aesthetics of noise and machinery. The multi-media event was well attended by students and faculty from across the campus.