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Nikita Costantini

Nikita Costantini is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in History of Art and Architecture and double minoring in German Language Studies and Museum Studies. After graduation in December 2016, she plans to move to Germany to work and practice her language skills.

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Michael Guttilla

A non-traditional student, Michael Guttilla, re-started an architectural education begun at Blair Academy.  His hiatus from the conventional path was spent drafting, cooking, cage fighting, and collecting credits at community college.  Upon entering the University of Pittsburgh, Michael declared Architectural Studies as his major and competed for the Pitt Snowboard Freesytle Team. He will graduate this April.

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"The Japanese Nationality Room: Showcasing Japan's Cultural Past to Facilitate American Interest," by Mariah Simensky

The Cathedral of Learning’s Japanese Nationality room highlights 18th century minka style architecture and includes a variety of cultural elements illuminating Japanese traditions of all social classes. The room, dedicated on July 25, 1999, differs in purpose compared to the other nationality rooms.

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"Shifting Perspectives: Evolution of Imagery as Identity in the Hungarian Room" by Melissa Quarto

The Hungarian Room that exists today combines folk artistic traditions with a visual timeline to narrate the nation’s complicated history. The Hungarian Committee formed in 1927, and with great enthusiasm became the first committee to put forward a donation to the Nationality Room Council and grew to include Magyars from surrounding Pittsburgh suburbs.

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"Czech, Slovak, Czechoslovak: National Identity in the Czechoslovak Nationality Room," by Max Adzema

My interests have led me to research the Czechoslovak Nationality Room, in that it represents the distinct and deliberate joining of two or more peoples into a single nation.  Formed as a nation in 1918, Czechoslovakia represented a unified nation of multiple ethnicities.  However, these self-identifying ethnic groups had (and still have) very different traditions and identities, including language, art, history, and way of life.  Since the vast majority of Czech and Slovak immigrants arrived in the Unit

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Max Adzema

Max Adzema is from Pittsburgh. He is currently a senior studying History of Art and Architecture with a minor in Museum Studies.  Among other classes this semester, he is taking HAA 1010 and HAA 1020 which are exhibited in HAAARCH.  He will be presenting a thesis on the Czechoslovak Nationality Room, which investigates the challenges and benefits of having both Czech and Slovak identities reflected in a single room.

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HAAARCH!!! 2015 Presentation Schedule

HAAARCH!!! 2015 Presentation Schedule
  Time Orange Stage Green Stage
4:00 - 4:10

Introductory Remarks: Honors Projects
Moderated by Rae Di Cicco

Introductory Remarks: Honors Projects
Moderated by Kylie Jasinski 

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HAAARCH!!! 2015 Exhibition Map and Schedule

Edited by Stefan Proost

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Kieran Bell

Kieran Bell is a freshman Civil Engineering student in the Swanson School of Engineering hoping to complete a program of study in Architecture and focus on structural engineering. He takes HAA classes as electives to fulfill requirements while working toward his engineering degree, and finds them an enjoyable and interesting departure from his normal course work.

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Joelle Weiss

Joelle is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Studio Arts. She is from a town named Collegeville, home of Ursinus College. In high school, she started to develop an up-cycling hobby as well as art-making through found objects. She is an avid hot sauce consumer and puzzle maker. She constantly tries to learn more from current research and absorb the most information from class.

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