Today, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago announced 41 recipients of more than $400,000 in grant funding for 41 projects related to innovation and the exploration of architecture through exhibitions, publications, film, live performance, and site-specific installations. Winners were selected from more than 200 submissions.
“This year marks an extraordinary round of applications from organizations around the world working to advance architectural thinking and push the boundaries of the field,” said Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda in a press release.
A selection of winning projects are shown below, and the full list can be found on the Graham Foundation website.
Title: Singing Stones (Roundhouse, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago)
Description: Presented within the singular architecture of Burnham and Root’s Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History, this first U.S.-based offsite exhibition organized by Palais de Tokyo, in partnership with Institut Français and EXPO CHICAGO, showcases emerging artists from both France and Chicago, exploring the dialogue between contemporary art and architecture.
Title: Libretas Pabellón Eco/Eco Pavilion
Location: Mexico City
Description: Documenting the built pavilions of Museo Experimental el Eco’s annual architecture competition in Mexico City, this series of six publications expands on the ways that ephemeral architectural interventions can shape how we experience and think about space in a contemporary and local context.
Title: Richard Rezac: Address
Location: The Renaissance Society, Chicago
Description: An exhibition of old and new works by Chicago-based sculptor Richard Rezac offers the chance to reflect on his ongoing contributions to the history of art in Chicago and the eclectic range of references that have informed his last decade of production.
Title: Project: A Journal for Architecture (Consolidated Urbanism)
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Description: A print and online platform for critical writing and architectural projects, the publication is focused on publishing the work of emerging practices and critics. Now on its seventh issue, it offers the opportunity to present contemporary projects, statements by younger architects, and long-form critical essays to consider the discipline of architecture today.
Title: Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré
Location: Serpentine Galleries, London
Description: Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in Gando, Burkino Faso, Francis Kéré has designed a pavilion that seeks to connect visitors to nature—and to each other.
Title: Privacies Infrastructure
Location: Los Angeles
Description: A presentation of newly commissioned work by four artists and designers (Besler & Sons, Tanya Brodsky, Fiona Connor, and Gwyneth Shanks) that explores the social, physical, and embodied forms of private property in Los Angeles’ residential landscape.
Location: New York Foundation for Architecture-Center for Architecture Foundation, New York
Description: This exhibition explores the history of this flexible kit-of-parts system, scaffolding, and its unique capacity to empower designers and non-architects alike with a potent tool for redefining space through collaborative initiative.
Title: UR (Urban Research) 2017 by Terreform
Location: New York
Description: This book series is devoted to speculation about the conditions and the future of the city, publishing projects concerning the most urgent issues of urban growth and survival.
Upcoming deadlines for the next round of Graham Foundation grant applications are: Grants to individuals (Sept. 15); Carter Manny Award (Nov. 15); and grants to organizations (Feb. 25, 2018) .
This story has been edited since it was originally published.