The Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Art announced today its second round of 2015 grantees. The organization will award $496,500 to 49 groundbreaking architectural projects that run the gamut programmatically and geographically, running from Chicago to Mexico City, London to Buenos Aires, and Oslo to Kiev.
Twelve programs that are a part of the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial were awarded Graham Foundation grants. They include: the first major career survey of architect David Adjaye at the Art Institute of Chicago; new site-specific works by artists Mary Ellen Childs and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle that are inspired by the Mies van der Rohe-designed Farnsworth House; and a sound installation in Chicago’s Millennium Park, composed by artist Olivia Block and commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio, that amplifies “sonambient” sound sculptures designed by Harry Bertoia (1915-1978).
Additional local recipients include a group exhibition “on the idea of the monument in architecture and photography” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, and upcoming publications from The Renaissance Society and MAS Context. (Ben Schulman)
A full listing of grantees can be found via the Graham Foundation.
More information on the Chicago Architecture Biennial can be found via chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
Ben Schulman is the editor of the design section of Newcity and co-host of “A Lot You Got to Holler,” the Newcity podcast on design, architecture and urbanism. His work with Newcity is one of many ventures he engages in to communicate the value of design and cities. Ben serves as the communications director for Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding platform that works to catalyze the development of transformative real estate projects. Previously, he was the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and communications director for the urban think-tank, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). His writing has appeared and been noted in outlets such as ARCHITECT Magazine, Belt Magazine, ICON, New Geography, Streetsblog, The National Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pop City Media and as a contributor to The Urbanophile, among others. When not writing about cities, Ben serves as an editorial assistant for the journal New Media + Society, and helps head the Contraphonic Sound Series, an attempt to document cities through sound.
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