On Friday, April 24, the Sapienza Faculty of Architecture, which is seated in the prestigious and historical building located in Piazza Borghese in downtown Rome, will host the inauguration of the first Literary Cafe of Sapienza University.
The initiative, which is part of a larger project that aims to create a multi-functional cultural centre for university students and professors, aims to provide staff and students with a meeting place where they can meet over a cup of coffee, celebrate a graduation, read a good book or present new cultural initiatives.
Participants include Sapienza Rector Eugenio Guadio, Director General Carlo Musto d’Amore, Rosa Maria Minucci, from the Sapienza Real Estate Office, who will illustrate the technical details of the initiative, and Anna Maria Giovenale, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture
The one-hundred square meter cafe is composed of a large central hall, where the cafeteria proper is located, a wing dedicated to the university merchandising shop with pens, mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. and two other halls. The first will be dedicated to exhibitions (even third party ones), projects and workshops for students of all faculties. The second is a smaller reading room with a wi-fi connection.
The cost of the work on the structure has been fully paid by the Bar Banqueting Company that will manage the café.
“The Literary Cafe,” explains Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio, “represents an opportunity for informal aggregation amongst students and professors, a place to exchange ideas and culture that is open to the entire city, but also a place that reflects our university and creates a bond between professors and students.”
The Sapienza community will be able to use this new structure for free, but will need to book the various rooms with the café manager. Café prices will be fair to attract students.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 8 am – 7 pm and Saturday 8 am - 1 pm.
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