January 6, 2021 - University of Virginia School of Architecture - Projecting Fellows virtual symposium
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January 6, 2021
January 6, 2021

University of Virginia School of Architecture

Design: Chris Cote.

Projecting Fellows virtual symposium
January 5, 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2021, 6–8pm EST

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Projecting Fellows, a virtual, five-evening symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Architecture, launches Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and proceeds weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6–8pm EST through February 2, 2021. The event series brings together the 2019–20 class of fellows from American architecture schools to explore a cross section of emerging interests in the discipline and the vehicle of the fellowship project.

Each year, several architecture schools nationwide name fellows to join their programs and develop an intensive research or teaching project during a short-term appointment. With the fellowship comes some combination of project support, cross-pollination between research and teaching, and a platform with which to present and exhibit the work. Commonly selected via national call for proposals, fellowship projects are dually indicative of emerging interests in academia and evolving institutional agendas. While each school supports the development and dissemination of fellowship work, no comprehensive venue for dialogue between fellows has taken shape.

Leveraging the new normal of virtual engagement, Projecting Fellows creates a discursive platform, inviting fellows to share their work and to address emergent directions in architectural discourse. The paradigm shifts of 2020 make such dialogue across geographic boundaries and institutional lines more critical than ever. Projecting Fellows will address the meta project of the architectural fellowship—its role, its curation, and its consequences in shaping the discipline.

Across the series, 23 fellows and 10 moderators representing 17 American architecture schools will participate in discourse. Each evening will feature short presentations by a series of fellows, followed by discussion led by a pair of distinguished moderators.

All events are free and open to the public. Please register in advance for access to the live Zoom sessions via the event website.


January 5, 2021 / Digital Imaginary

Fellows:
Viola Ago, Wortham Fellow, Rice University, 2019–21
Galo Canizares, Yessios Visiting Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, 2019–20
Michael Jefferson, Innovation in Design Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019–20
Zahra Safaverdi, Schidlowski Fellow, Kent State University, 2019–20
Benjamin Vanmuysen, Harry der Boghosian Fellow, Syracuse University, 2019–20

Moderators:
Maya Alam, Founding Partner, Alam/Profeta Practice; Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Dana Cupkova, Director, EPIPHYTE Lab; Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
 

January 12, 2021 / Material Cultures

Fellows:
Adam Barrett Miller, Race & Gender in the Built Environment Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2019–21
Jacob Comerci, William Muschenheim Fellow, University of Michigan, 2019–20
Zach Cohen, Christos Yessios Visiting Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, 2019–21
Katie MacDonald, Tennessee Architecture Fellow, University of Tennessee, 2019–20
Kyle Schumann, Tennessee Architecture Fellow, University of Tennessee, 2019–20

Moderators:
Brandon Clifford, Director, Matter Design; Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alvin Huang, Founder, Synthesis Design + Architecture; Associate Professor, University of Southern California
 

January 19, 2021 / Publics

Fellows:
Karen Kubey, Design for Spatial Justice Fellow, University of Oregon, 2019–20
Piergianna Mazzocca, Emerging Scholar in Design, University of Texas at Austin, 2019–21
Young-Tack Oh, Michigan Mellon Design Fellow on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis, University of Michigan, 2019–21
Ryan Roark, Ventulett NEXT Generation Fellow, Georgia Tech, 2019–21

Moderators:
Sylvia Lavin, Professor, Princeton University
Jason Young, Professor & Director of the School of Architecture, University of Tennessee


January 26, 2021 / Infrastructures & Ecologies

Fellows:
Priyanka Bista, Design for Spatial Justice Fellow, University of Oregon, 2019–20
José Ibarra, Urban Edge Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019–20
Zannah Matson, Design for Spatial Justice Fellow, University of Oregon, 2019–20
Galen Pardee, LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow, The Ohio State University, 2019–21

Moderators:
Neeraj Bhatia, Founder, The Open Workshop; Associate Professor, California College of the Arts
Felipe Correa, Founder, Somatic Collaborative; Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor and Chair of Architecture, University of Virginia


February 2, 2021 / Modes of Practice

Fellows:
Menatalla Ahmed Agha, Design for Spatial Justice Fellow, University of Oregon, 2019–20
Matīss Groskaufmanis, Walter B. Sanders Fellow, University of Michigan, 2019–20
Eduardo Mediero, Fishman Fellow, University of Michigan, 2019–20
Amelyn Ng, Wortham Fellow, Rice University, 2019–21
Hans Tursack, Pietro Belluschi Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018–21

Moderators:
Erin Besler, Co-Founder, Besler & Sons; Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Sekou Cooke, Founder, Sekou Cooke Studio; Assistant Professor, Syracuse University 
 

Details
Hosting Organization: University of Virginia School of Architecture
Organizers: Katie MacDonald & Kyle Schumann
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Chris Cote
Web Design & Development: Wei-Hao Wang  

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