Rick Guidice, “Stanford Torus Cutaway,” 1975, from the 2018 Graham Foundation individual grant to Fred Scharmen for his publication “Space Settlements.” Photo: NASA Ames Research Center.

Graham Foundation Awards $534,850 to Architecture and Urban Design Projects

The Graham Foundation has awarded $534,850 in new grants to individuals in support of seventy-four projects that will engage new and challenging ideas in the fields of architecture and urban design. The funded projects include exhibitions, publications, films, new media works, and site-specific installations.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the visionary ideas of this year’s cohort,” said Sarah Herda, the director of the Graham Foundation. “We continue to advocate for innovative positions in architecture, anticipating the increasingly expansive nature of the field with ambitious and multidisciplinary projects.”

Helmed by 111 cultural figures, including architects, artists, choreographers, historians, and filmmakers, the projects were selected from more than six hundred proposals. Among the initiatives receiving funding are projects on underrepresented figures such as the first monograph on the American artist and founding member of the Fluxus movement Alison Knowles by Nicole L. Woods and a publication on NASA’s 1975 campaign to design massive human habitats in space by Fred Scharmen. The grants will also support projects on preservation, including Davy Chou and Kavich Neang’s photographic series documenting the final days of Cambodia’s first and only social housing complex, and exhibitions of work by artists Jasmina Cibic, Gordon Hall, Ashley Hunt, and Hito Steyerl, among others.

A full list of the 2018 individual grantees can be found on the foundation’s website.