Following the successful 2017 expansion of the “MAD Travel Fellowship” to include international students, MAD officially launches the 2018 global program. This 8th edition will support the travels of five undergraduate / graduate architecture students from across globe so that they can conduct field work and further research into their architecture topics of interest. Ma Yansong will select the candidates who will propose their travel destinations of choice, aligning with their thesis topics. We are now opening the call for applications for the 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship.
MAD Travel Fellowship was initiated by Ma Yansong in 2009. Each year, the program will sponsor college and university students for their overseas traveling with their own research topics. During the past 7 years, the program has sponsored 35 students from universities across Mainland China for their international architecture travels to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
MAD believes it is only through travel – the visceral experience of interacting with, and being influenced by, different spaces – that one can begin to understand ideas of context and thereby gain a deeper insight into the practice of architecture.