Founded in 2016, the fellowship was designed to provide individuals with proximity and access to London’s incomparable resources – libraries, practices, professionals, etc.– the fellowship invites practitioners and scholars of the built environment to apply. Six individuals will be selected from the international pool of applicants to live and work at the GSD’s Wimbledon House for three-and-a-half-months, including round-trip travel expenses and a $10,000 USD cash stipend.
The 2020 Fellowship encourages in-depth investigation of issues related to sustainable and equitable development and transformation of the city. It was designed following the donation of the Wimbledon House as a reflection of Richard Rogers’ interdisciplinary involvement as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist. The Wimbledon House was designed by Rogers for his parents in the late 1960s, and was a prerequisite to his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Rogers later gifted the house to Harvard GSD as a site to progress research in and related to the field of architecture.
The residencies run in three cycles with two fellows participating in each, the first taking place beginning in Spring 2020. Last year’s fellows include: Esther Choi (Brooklyn), Sarosh Anklesaria (Ithaca), Peter Christensen (Rochester), John Paul Rysavy (New York), Maria Letizia Garzoli (Trecate), and Michael Waldrep (Berlin).