Carter Manny Award

  • 2022 Carter Manny Award Citations of Special Recognition

Giulia Amoresano
“Cultivating the Italian Empire: Architecture and the Origins of the Global South, 1861–1914”
University of California Los Angeles, Department of Architecture and Urban Design
Carter Manny Writing Citation

This project examines the spatial politics that directed the modernization of the newly constituted nation-state of Italy as transnational practices focused on agrarianism and performed by architects, politicians, and subjects traditionally defined as colonized to expand traditional notions of the relation between architecture, coloniality, and processes of nation-state building.

Ana Gisele Ozaki
New Brazils in Africa: Transatlantic Tropical Futurities, Racial Miscegenation, and Plantation Legacies, 1910–74”
Cornell University, History of Architecture and Urban Development
Carter Manny Writing Citation

An exploration of “new Brazils” ideals of architectural futurity, where legacies of the colonial plantation stand as a model of tropical adaptation, hybridity, and racial miscegenation for frameworks of territory, nation, colony, and self in architectural exchanges between Brazil, West Africa, and Southern Africa.

Jessica L. Puff
“Settler Colonialism and the National Historic Preservation Act: Preserving History and Historic Preservation Policy in the Pacific Islands”
University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Carter Manny Research Citation

An analysis of how settler colonialization establishes racial and cultural bias within the historic preservation field, informs public policy and professional practice, and influences what is determined historic and worthy of preservation to explore avenues for decolonization and reform.

Caroline Filice Smith
“Planning Participation: Urban Design, Black Power, and the Struggle for Community Control During the American Century”
Harvard University, History of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning
Carter Manny Research Citation

By exploring the role of conservative philanthropic foundations, the US government, and the Black Power movement in defining the limits of this now dominant paradigm, this dissertation traces a genealogy of Participatory Planning from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Elliott Sturtevant
“Empire’s Stores: Graphic Methods, Corporate Architecture, and Entrepôt Urbanism in America, 1876–1939”
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Carter Manny Writing Citation

Looking to understand the landscapes, architectures, and visual cultures of American business as key sites and agents of the corporate-led, turn-of-the-century territorial and economic expansion in the US, this dissertation studies four firms that straddled US borders.

Taylor Van Doorne
“Ephemeral Monuments, the Modern French State, and the Parisian Public, 1789–1848”
University of California, Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture
Carter Manny Writing Citation

A diachronic study of the strategies of affective persuasion by which the ephemeral monuments and their print mediations of state-sponsored festivals in Paris sought to build and reinforce consensus in favor of a series of ideologically convergent political regimes between 1789 and 1848.

Y. L. Lucy Wang
“Contagious Places, Curative Spaces: Disease in the Making of Modern Chinese Architecture, 1894–1949”
Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Carter Manny Research Citation

Studying building codes in Hong Kong, hospital construction in Manchuria and Beijing, and modernist Chinese gardens in Shanghai, this dissertation asks how the merging of medical and architectural expertise shaped the project of modernity in the Sinosphere.