Erin Besler of Los Angeles-based Besler & Sons and Marcel Sanchez-Prieto of San Diego- and Tijuana, Mexico-based CRO Studio have been named among the 2018-2019 Rome Prize fellows. The two designers represent winners in the prize’s architecture category and are among 27 other awardees for the year in various other fields. The annual prize confers a one- to two-year fellowship at the American Academy in Rome’s headquarters in Rome, Italy that includes a stipend for research and room and board accommodations. The awards will result in an exhibition at the institution following an intensive research period. Besler’s proposal “The Problem with the Corner Problem" will look into the problematic nature of corner conditions in architecture. Sanchez-Prieto’s proposal is titled “Architectural Divides.” Joannie Bottkol of the National Parks Service and Lori Wong of the Getty Conservation Institute were awarded Rome Prize fellowships in the historic preservation category. Zaneta Hong, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, and Michael James Saltarella of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates were awarded Rome Prize fellowships in the landscape architecture category. Other Rome Prize winners include: Ancient Studies Liana Brent* Allison L. C. Emmerson Eric J. Kondratieff Mark Letteney Victoria C. Moses** Sean Tandy Literature Kirstin Valdez Quade Bennett Sims Medieval Studies Anna Majeski* Austin Powell John F. Romano Modern Italian Studies Franco Baldasso Jim Carter Alessandra Ciucci Musical Composition Michelle Lou Jessie Marino Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Talia Di Manno Denis J.-J. Robichaud Visual Arts Michael Ray Charles Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong Helen O’Leary Karyn Olivier Basil Twist Italian Fellows Ila Bêka Carmen Belmonte Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi) Renato Leotta Francesco Lovino Virginia Virilli Francesco Zorzi * year two of two-year fellowship ** year one of two-year fellowship
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Chatter: Architecture Talks Back The Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois Through July 12 The age of texting and tweeting has given more and more people a platform from which to opine, snipe, and complain about, well, everything—including architecture and development projects. Such is the backdrop for Chatter: Architecture Talks Back, an exhibition on view at The Art Institute of Chicago through Sunday, July 12. The multimedia show features work by five emerging architectural firms: Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio. A custom installation by Iker Gil, director of the design publication Mas Context, accompanies Chatter, designed “to explore the multitude of ways in which architecture can be communicated and how the active qualities of chatter—from being constant to satirical—spark conversations.” In the spirit of such conversations, The Art Institute is hosting two roundtable discussions—“Chatter Chats”—in the space. The first took place on April 11, the second will occur on May 16.
MoMA PS1 has announced the five finals for the 2015 Young Architects Program pavilion for the annual Warm Up performance series. The program is considered one of the most prestigious showcases for emerging architects in North America. This year's finalists hail from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation of New York and Madrid, Spain. brillhart architecture from Miami. Erin Besler of Los Angeles. The Bittertang Farm of New York. Studio Benjamin Dillenburger from Toronto. The jury for the Young Architects Program included Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Modern Art, Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art, Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1 Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator, MAXXI Architecturra, National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI), Rome, Jeannette Plaut, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO, and Marcelo Sarovic, Director, YAP CONSTRUCTO