The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has announced its 2014 Grants to Individuals. The Foundation has awarded over $520,000 to 68 projects that demonstrate innovative and thought-provoking ideas in architecture.
The GSD is well represented among the 2014 Grants to Individuals:
Iñaki Ábalos, Professor in Residence and Chair of the Department of Architecture, with Renata Sentkiewicz for their publication, Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture, and Beauty
Gareth Doherty, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design, for his publication, Landscape as a Way of Life: Lectures by Roberto Burle Marx
Zaneta Hong, Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Michael Leighton Beaman (MArch '03) for their exhibition, Landformation Catalogue: A Survey of Simulated Landscape Forms
Forbes Lipschitz (MLA '11) for her research, From Pond to Plate: The Landscape of Catfish Production and Processing in the Deep South
Mathew Jull (MArch '08) for his project, Post-Occupancy Report: Ralph Erskine's Experimental Arctic Town
These grants provide direct support to individuals for the research, development, and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs.
The new grantees comprise a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of U.S. and internationally-based architects, designers, artists, scholars, writers, curators, and others. The funded projects were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants. The grants support outstanding work that claims new ground in architecture discourse and practice and offers original speculations that challenge the canon of architectural record.
Image: Papineau Gérin-Lajoie Architects, Gordon Robertson School Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, 1973. Photo: Guy Gérin-Lajoie. From the 2014 Graham Foundation Individual Grant to Lola Sheppard & Mason White for Many Norths: Spatial Practices in a Shifting Territory.