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Meet the Loeb Fellowship Class of 2022

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The Loeb Fellowship's Class of 2022. Clockwise from top left: Andrea Bolnick, Jordan Weber, Will Hunter, Monica Rhodes, Michael Uwemedimo, Veyom Bahl, Karen Dawn Blondel, Mpho Matsipa, Stephanie Hankey, and Moddie Turay

Last fall, the Harvard Graduate School of Design welcomed the Loeb Fellowship Class of 2022, marking the program’s 51st year. The 2022 cohort of fellows includes ten exceptional mid-career practitioners and innovators who work across activism, urbanism, public art, film and media, technology, real estate development, and other fields that engage the built environment and social outcomes. This year, the ten Loeb Fellows were selected from among 134 candidates through a highly competitive and global application process.

Loeb Fellowship Curator John Peterson observes that “the Class of 2022 exemplifies our commitment to some of the most urgent social issues of both the current moment and our collective history, among them racial justice, environmental and spatial equity, the societal impacts of technology, inclusive cultural preservation, and activism.”

Learn more about the 2022 Loeb Fellows in the videos below:

Veyom Bahl, New York, NY; Managing Director, Robin Hood Foundation

Karen Blondel, New York, NY; Founder, Public Housing Civic Association

Andy Bolnick, Cape Town, South Africa; Managing Director, Ikhayalami

Stephanie Hankey, Berlin, Germany; Executive Director, Tactical Tech

Will Hunter, London, United Kingdom; Founder, The London School of Architecture

Mpho Matsipa, Johannesburg, South Africa; Founder and Chief Curator, African Mobilities and Chancellor's Fellow (FALF), University of the Witwatersrand

Monica Rhodes, Baltimore, MD; Director of Resource Management, National Park Foundation and Director of Partnerships, Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites at the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Moddie Turay, Detroit, MI; Founder and CEO, City Growth Partners

Michael Uwemedimo, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Co-founder and Director, Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London

Jordan Weber, Des Moines, IA; regenerative land sculptor and environmental activist; Artist-in-Residence, Walker Art Center and Pulitzer Arts Foundation