Lisa Roemer’s project focuses on the structural organization of Rome’s urban space in the travel literature from the 7th to the 16th century


Especially in the 15th and 16th century we can observe a shift in representation of the city’s imago: the perspective of the visitor immersed in the urban space, moving from one place to another, is more and more adopted: in “vedute” by choosing a locatable point of view, in texts by describing practicable routes. The project aims to illustrate that Rome, which has always been a city in motion, from the 15th century onwards is also increasingly portrayed as a space of motion.

This dissertation project was successfully completed in March 2015.