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Nine SAH Members Awarded Graham Foundation Grants

by Helena Karabatsos | Jun 11, 2014

Nine SAH members have been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The Foundation’s 2014 Grants to Individuals 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.

EXHIBITIONS

Lydia Kallipoliti
Brooklyn, NY
Closed Worlds: The Rise and Fall of Dirty Physiology
This exhibition assembles unexplored circular resource regeneration systems employed in experiments with autonomous living and features new “digestive machines” that converge human output to usable forms.

PUBLICATIONS

Daniel M. Abramson
Medford, MA
Obsolescence: An Architectural History
Tracing the evolution of the idea of obsolescence in twentieth-century architecture and urbanism, this book shows how architects and others responded to the perception that obsolescence characterized the process of change in the modern built environment.

Jesse LeCavalier
Brooklyn, NY
The Rule of Logistics
This book traces how Walmart’s relentless focus on logistics helped it become one of the world’s largest and most influential corporations and what that means for architecture, cities, and their inhabitants.

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
Haifa, Israel
Seizing Jerusalem: Architecture in Action, 1967–1977
The first architectural history of unilaterally unified Jerusalem studies the fierce competition over the image and form of this holy and contested city.

Carol McMichael Resse, Michael Sorkin & Anthony Fontenot
New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Burbank, CA
New Orleans under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning
This book addresses architectural and landscape projects and urban planning campaigns in post-Katrina New Orleans, publishes analyses of public intellectuals and design professionals, and samples the outpouring of proposals that provide models of disaster recovery.

Thaïsa Way
Seattle, WA
The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern to Urban Ecological Design
This consideration of landscape architect Richard Haag’s work in the Pacific Northwest shows the landscape architect’s role in shaping urban ecological design practice in the twenty-first century.

RESEARCH

Vladimir Kulić
Oakland Park, FL
Architecture’s Expanded Field: Bogdan Bogdanović and an Alternative Genealogy of Postmodernism
This historical research analyzes the oeuvre of the Serbian-Yugoslav architect who radically redefined the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and formulated an alternative path to postmodernism that preceded the West.

Jesús Vassallo
Houston, TX
Building with Images
A critical survey of a new generation of European photographers and architects shows how their hybrid practices consist of the production of fictitious images of architecture.