The Graham Foundation is pleased to be part of Open House Chicago, a free public festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across the city.
Since 1963, the Graham Foundation has been located in the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion located on the Gold Coast and built in 1901–02 by architect Richard E. Schmidt and designer Hugh M. G. Garden. The Madlener House was restored in 1963 to become the Graham’s headquarters and features two floors of exhibition space, original art glass windows, and a courtyard garden that showcases our significant collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architectural fragments. On October 18–19 (Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 12PM-4PM), come tour the Madlener House, visit our current exhibition Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, and check out our architecture bookshop.
For more information on the exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, click here.
Image: View of “Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry,” 2011, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo James Prinz.
The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for PhD dissertation writing and research. Since the establishment of this award in 1996, the Graham Foundation has awarded over $672,000 to support promising scholars whose doctoral projects shape contemporary discourse about architecture and significantly impact the field. Two Carter Manny Awards are given each year, one for dissertation writing and one for dissertation research.
The recipient of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for writing and a $20,000 award is Anna Goodman, a PhD candidate in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Goodman’s dissertation, Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-2013, explores the genesis of community design-build education as a model for ethical and professional practice in 20th-century American architecture.
The recipient of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for research and a $15,000 award is Steven Lauritano, a PhD candidate in the history of art at Yale University. Lauritano’s dissertation, Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains, recovers the critical vocabulary of architectural remains to furnish a new method for reading 19th-century historicist design.
Additionally, five students merited Citations of Special Recognition for their doctoral dissertations. These projects are acknowledged for their critical study of a diverse range of topics in architecture, including an exploration of the pervasive use of concrete in the American occupation of the Philippines as representative of a new form of colonial governance; and an investigation of how the evolution and endurance of the Hadrianic Baths as a Roman civic institution expands our definitions of architectural monumentality.
These outstanding projects were selected after a competitive review of 40 applications from doctoral students throughout the U.S. and Canada who were nominated by their departments for the award. This year’s review panelists were Eva Diaz (History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute); Simon Sadler (Department of Design, University of California, Davis); and Despina Stratigakos (School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York).
This annual award is given in honor of Carter H. Manny and his long and distinguished service to the foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, then as the Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.
To read more about the 2014 Carter Manny Award and the winning projects, click here.
2014 CARTER MANNY AWARD WINNERS
Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-201
University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture
Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains
Yale University, Department of the History of Art
CITATIONS OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Concrete Colonialism: America, the Philippines, and the Development of a New Colonial Technique
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning
To Changing Fortune: Monumentality and Transformation at the Hadrianic Baths of Aphrodisias
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
Letter Building: Signage, Supergraphics, and the Rise of the Semiotic Structure in Modern American Architecture
University of Delaware, College of Art & Sciences, Department of Art History
Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499-1643
Duke University, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557-1632
Princeton University, The Department of Art & Archaeology
Image: Students from the Neighborhood Renewal Corps, University of Pennsylvania build play equipment from reclaimed materials, 1961, Philadelphia, PA. Karl Linn Collection, Courtesy of Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley. From the 2014 Carter Manny Award to Anna Goodman for “Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-2013.”
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced today $480,000 in new grants to organizations to support 42 projects that engage original ideas in architecture. These grants enable organizations to produce exhibitions, publications, new media initiatives, conferences, and other programs that claim new ground in architectural discourse and create public forums for innovative and challenging ideas. Our new grantees join a distinguished community of individuals and organizations whom the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 58 years in its role as one of the few funders in the field of architecture.
The awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of over 200 submissions representing 15 countries. The new grantees comprise a diverse range of national and international organizations in cities such as Istanbul, Leeds, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, and Chicago. They include art and architecture museums, non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, independent publishers and journals, and other organizations.
For a complete list of the 2014 Grants to Organizations and the grantee project pages, click here.
Image: Kenneth Josephson, "Chicago," 1969. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. From the 2014 Graham Foundation Organizational Grant to the Art Institute of Chicago for "The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980."
The Graham Foundation Bookshop is pleased to participate in Chicago’s second annual Medium Cool Book Fair on Sunday, August 10. Free and open to the public, Medium Cool will feature a wide array of local, national, and international makers, publishers, and distributors of art books and related ephemera. We will be exhibiting a variety of unique titles on architecture, art and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals. Stop by our table to browse our selection, learn more about our programs and upcoming events, or just say hello.
Medium Cool Book Fair
Sunday, August 10
10 AM–8 PM
1314 W. Randolph St
The Graham Foundation Bookshop, located in the Madlener House at 4 W. Burton Place, will remain open through the summer as we prepare for our fall exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966 - 1971.
Summer bookshop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11AM to 5PM. Regular gallery and bookshop hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 6PM) will resume September 20, 2014.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Applicants must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2014 at 5PM CDT.
For more information about Graham Foundation grants and eligibility, please see the grant guidelines.
In 2014, the Graham Foundation awarded over $520,000 to 68 projects by individuals. Browse these and other recently funded projects here.
Image: View of the squatted Torre Confinanzas, Caracas, Venezuela. Courtesy of Justin McGuirk. From the 2010 and 2012 Graham Foundation Individual Grants to Justin McGuirk for the research and publication of "Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture" (Verso, 2014).
“Architecture defines a city, and no city has been defined by its architecture—or has influenced global architectural design—like Chicago.”
—Mayor Rahm Emanuel
In the fall of 2015, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial—an international forum on architecture and the designed environment—will open in Chicago. The Biennial will bring the world’s leading architectural talent together to explore the ideas, ambitions, and challenges facing the contemporary city in an age of accelerated change. Featuring the work of both established and emerging architects, the Biennial will address the major concerns of our time: the social, environmental, aesthetic, technological, and economic issues that shape the world we live in.
Presented in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will create new platforms to examine the past, present, and future of architecture.
BP is the Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
To download the press release, click here, or visit www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
The Graham Foundation congratulates all of our grantees participating in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Additionally, we are pleased to provide major support to the U.S. pavilion for the exhibition ‘OfficeUS.’
Graham Foundation Grantees at the 2014 Venice Biennale
Rem Koolhaas (1974*), director of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
Phyllis Lambert (CCA, 1991), recipient of the 2014 Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award
Iñaki Ábalos (2014), Lucia Allais (2006), Tom Avermaete (2005), Andrew Bryant (2013), Jean-Louis Cohen (2012), Beatriz Colomina (1987), Elizabeth Diller (1985), Keller Easterling (1991), Peter Eisenman (1966), Stanislaus Fung (2000), Joseph Grima (2010), Samantha Hardingham (2012), Li Hu (2009), Sam Jacob (2014), Charlie Koolhaas (2011), Michael Kubo (2008), Vladimir Kulić (2014), Jimenez Lai (2011), Alex Lehnerer (2011), Armin Linke (2011), Michael Meredith (2008), Ana Miljacki (2004), Hans Ulrich Obrist (2009), Lluís Ortega (2013), Kayoko Ota (2009), Kyong Park (2002), Michelle Provoost (2014), David Reinfurt (2013), Hilary Sample (2003), Felicity D. Scott (2011), Lola Sheppard (2014), Martino Stierli (2011), Yehre Suh (2008), André Tavares (2014), Wouter Vantisphout (2014), Shuo Wang (2013), Mark Wasiuta (2008), Eyal Weizman (2010), Mason White (2014)
*year of first Graham Foundation grant
Image: TAC Offices, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. Photo: Ezra Stoller, Esto. From the 2014 Graham Foundation grant for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition ‘OfficeUS’ at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
For more information about the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, click here.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announces its 2014 Grants to Individuals, which will award over $520,000 to 68 projects that demonstrate innovative and thought-provoking ideas in architecture. The new grantees comprise a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of U.S. and internationally-based architects, designers, artists, scholars, writers, curators, and others, who were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants representing 40 countries. The grants will provide direct support to individuals for the research, development, and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs.
For a complete list of the 2014 Grants to Individuals and the grantee project pages, click here.
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."
On May 15, the Graham Foundation will announce its 2014 Grants to Individuals. This year, over $520,000 will be awarded to 68 projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The grants will provide direct support to a range of projects, including publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs that reach public audiences and promote new discourse about architecture.
To explore the projects supported through the foundation's 2013 Grants to Individuals, click here.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Program Assistant position. This paid fellowship position is an ideal opporutnity for students of architecture, art, art education, history, design, and related programs interested in gaining experience at a non-profit arts organization, foundation, and/or cultural institution. Selected applicants will learn through active participation in tasks related to the foundation’s grants and public programming.
START DATE: April 21, 2014
END DATE: September 2014 with potential to extend
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible. 2 days per week 11:00am – 6:00pm, and regular evening events.
COMPENSATION: Paid Fellowship
To learn more about the position and application process, click here.
The Graham Foundation’s bookshop offers a selection of publications by our grantees and titles that relate to our public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields. Located in the former dining room of the turn-of-the-century Madlener House, the Graham Foundation bookshop carries titles from an international roster of publishers, as well as an extensive collection of local and international periodicals such as Abitare, apartamento, Domus, e-flux, Frieze, Log, Mark, Club Donny, Pin-Up, and Texte zur Kunst.
Ania Jaworska is an architect and educator. She currently teaches art, design, and architecture courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a master's degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology in Poland as well as the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her practice focuses on exploring the connection between art and architecture and her work explores bold simple forms, humor and commentary on conceptual, historic, and cultural references. Jaworska’s work was recently presented as part of 13178 Moran Street: Grounds for Detroit in Common Ground, the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (2012).
2014 Carter Manny Award Deadline
The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.
The Graham Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Carter Manny Award now through March 15, 2014. For the award guidelines, eligibility information, and application, click here.
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