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Apr 19, 2021

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.

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Artist-in-Residence

In residence at the Madlener House, Anna Martine Whitehead continues work on FORCE! an opera in three acts through an experimental activation of the building—an unusual opportunity resulting from the distancing guidelines for COVID-19.

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Now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia through May 9, 2021 this exhibition investigates the intersections between the built office environment, minimalist sculpture, and government and legal regulations. 
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Register for the upcoming event with Jessica Vaughn & Meg Onli on April 7

A new artists’ book investigating labor, diversity politics, and the material environment of the American workplace. Published by Printed Matter, 2021
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Published by University of Hawai'i Press, 2021
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Published by AR+D Applied Research and Design Publishing, 2021
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Published by Duke University Press, 2020
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Published by Duke University Press, 2020
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Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2020
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Published by Bloomsbury, 2020
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Published by Ryerson Image Centre and MIT Press, 2020
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Published by Park Books, 2020
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This movement and sound-based project about queer and trans women of color within the prison-industrial complex evolved from Whitehead’s work teaching dance at Stateville Prison (Illinois) and experiences of visiting a friend at San Quentin Prison (California).





On view through May 31, 2021, Reconstructions explores the intersections of architecture, Blackness, and anti–Black racism in the US with new commissions by architects, designers, and artists that critically observe how such conditions have structured and continue to inform the spatial narratives of ten US cities. 
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On view now, the biennial will conclude this month with a day-long closing event “Not quite a finissage!” on April 24, 2021 while opening new works to the public at the same time.
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Published by University of Virginia Press, 2021
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Inventory Press, 2020
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Published by Yale University Press, 2021
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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021
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Published by Bloomsbury, 2021
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Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2021
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Published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2020
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Published by VI PER Gallery, 2020
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Published by Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2020
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Published by Hatje Cantz, 2020
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Published by Faktur Journal, 2020
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Published by Mousse Publishing, 2020
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Published by Stanford University Press, 2020
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Drawn from observations of interactions and relationships between women and children waiting to see their incarcerated loved ones, FORCE! explores the contexts of time, architecture, and prison protocol that create an environment of beautiful and tragic intimacy. Learn more

APRIL

In Conversation: Jessica Vaughn and Meg Onli 
Institute of Contemporary Art 
April 7, 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT 
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Immensity and American Matter Out of Scale 
Harvard University Graduate School of Design 
April 13, 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT 
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Online Screening: In the Company of Men 
Institute of Contemporary Art 
April 13, 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT 
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Geological Time: Manifest #3 launch 
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts 
April 14, 1 p.m. CT 
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Launch Manifest #3: Future Fossils and Elysian Fields 
Cooper Union 
April 20, 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT 
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Roundtable: Architecture Itself... 
Sylvia Lavin 
Princeton University Program in Media and Modernity  
April 20, 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT 
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MoMA Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America/Black Reconstruction Collective 
University of Southern California School of Architecture 
April 21, 6 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. CT 
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Virtual Conversation: Rem Koolhaas–Exhibition Making 
Rem Koolhaas and Irene Sunwoo 
Art Institute of Chicago 
April 23, 10:30 a.m. CT 
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Not quite a finissage! 
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts 
April 24 
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Entanglements | Samia Henni + Nora Akawi: Sahara Testing 
The Cooper Union 
April 27, 12 p.m. ET /11 a.m. CT 
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Black Reconstructions: In the Kitchen 
Museum of Modern Art 
April 30, 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT 
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An online exhibition curated by Hernán Díaz Alonso and designed by M. Casey Rehm.
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American Roundtable is a program of conversations and commissioned writing and media which provides a national audience with on-the-ground perspectives on the designed environment—human settlement at all scales—from communities throughout the United States.
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As The Funambulist has celebrated its fifth anniversary, and 32 published issues, the magazine embarks on a new editorial project— The Funambulist Correspondents —a weekly series of open-access texts by global network of writers reporting on the spatial struggles of their particular geography.
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Don't miss the new season of HTBD, a podcast inspired by the strategies city residents use to navigate fear and uncertainty in their cities. Season three focuses on Stockholm, exploring how the rise of urbanization, the struggle to become a diverse city, and the uncertainty of a sustainable future affects residents’ feelings of safety and belonging. 
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Published by Hatje Cantz, 2021 
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Published by University of California Press, 2021
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Published by Birkhäuser, 2021
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Published by University of Chicago Press, 2021
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Published by Thames & Hudson, 2020 Learn more and get a copy

Published by Actar, 2020 
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Published by Actar, 2020
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Anna Martine Whitehead, "mind map for FORCE! an opera in three acts," 2020. Gouache and mylar on paper, 24 x 36 inches; ;