Projecting Fellows brings together the 2019-2020 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.
The series was organized by Assistant Professors Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann and will be hosted virtually over five evenings by the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Wk. 5 Fellows:
Mentatalla 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 Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018-21
Moderators: Erin Besler + Sekou Cooke