HARVARD GSD ANNOUNCES 2018 CYCLE OF THE RICHARD ROGERS FELLOWSHIP AT THE WIMBLEDON HOUSE IN LONDON
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces the 2018 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a residency program based at the Wimbledon House, which was designed by Lord Rogers in the late 1960s. The London-based Fellowship is intended to encourage in-depth, original forms of investigation as a way to expand both practice and scholarship. Open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment, the Fellowship seeks research proposals focused on those topics that have been central to Lord Rogers’s life and career, including questions of urbanism, sustainability, and how people use cities. The Fellowship is inspired by Lord Rogers’s commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist.
“The spirit of the Fellowship is intended to carry forward and expand on Lord Rogers’ deep commitment to cities not as ends in themselves, but as a fundamental means of bettering human life,” said Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at Harvard GSD. “At the GSD, our work is organized around the urgent issues cities are facing globally, a pedagogical approach requiring exploration and collaboration across disciplinary lines. We are very fortunate and excited about this opportunity to support, learn from, and promote such cross-disciplinary research internationally, in the context of London’s thriving architecture, design, and art communities and vast institutional resources.”
The Richard Rogers Fellowship activates Rogers’s historic Wimbledon House as a site of collaborative investigation for researchers and practitioners into topics that have been central to Rogers’s life and career, including questions of urbanism, sustainability, and how people use cities. Projects that the six inaugural fellows will bring to the house this year include examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives.
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