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HARVARD GSD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIRD CYCLE OF RICHARD ROGERS FELLOWSHIP, OFFERING RESEARCH RESIDENCY AT THE WIMBLEDON HOUSE IN LONDON
Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment; application deadline October 28, 2018
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces the 2019 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a research-focused residency program based in London at the Wimbledon House, designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s. Each of the six selected fellows receives a three-and-a-half-month residency at the Wimbledon House, as well as round-trip travel expenses, a $10,000 USD cash stipend, and unique access to London’s extraordinary institutions, libraries, practices, professionals, and other resources. The deadline for applications for the 2019 cycle is October 28, 2018.
Now entering its third cycle, the Richard Rogers Fellowship thus far has welcomed 12 fellows from around the world to London and the Wimbledon House. Fellows have researched a diverse series of topics, including examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives, among others.
“From property guardianship to large-scale prototyping of urban environments, the diversity of subjects taken up by the 2018 cohort of fellows is extraordinary, and the way they propose to engage their projects with London is very exciting to see,” says Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard GSD and member of the Fellowship Selection Committee. “We look forward to the second year of this important program, and are eager to witness the consequences of this research.”
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.