Ancient & Modern in Roma Capitale

The Termini project, developed by Arthur Weststeijn (KNIR) and Frederick Whitling (Swedish Institute in Rome), involved a contextual historical analysis or ‘heritageography’ of one of the oldest and largest tangible remains of ancient Rome, the fourth century BCE city wall, incorporated in the city’s symbol of modernity, the central train station of Termini. Through the lens of Termini, the project explored the dynamic of the interplay of ancient and modern in the Eternal City, focusing on the period 1860–1950.

The project resulted in the book Termini. Cornerstone of Modern Rome (Rome: Quasar, 2017)