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Graham Foundation announces 2021 grants for organizations

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Graham Foundation announces 2021 grants for organizations

The Graham Foundation has announced the recipients of 45 grants to organizations around the world. These projects include exhibitions, publications, digital initiatives, and other public presentations led by organizations based in cities such as Atlanta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New Orleans, and Chicago, where the Graham Foundation is based. 

Together, these organizations support the work of eminent and emerging architects, artists, designers, critics, curators, scholars, and others, to explore new possibilities for the field and engage practitioners and publics worldwide.

The new grantees join a global network of individuals and organizations that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 65 years. 

In that time, the Foundation has awarded more than 41 million dollars in direct support to over 4,800 projects by individuals and organizations.

Details of selected projects can be seen on the Graham Foundation's website.

Scroll down to see the winning Organizations for the 2021 edition, including Exhibitions, Film, Video, And New Media Projects, Public Programs, Publications and Student-led Publications. 


Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe, AZ)
A Country is not a House / Ronald Rael + Virginia San Fratello

Center for Architecture (New York, NY)
Reset: Towards a New Commons

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art—Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture (New York, NY)
Vkhutemas: Laboratory of the Avant-Garde, 1920–1930

The Drawing Center (New York, NY)
A New Grammar of Ornament

Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, IL)

Houses of Tomorrow

High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA)
Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place

Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, United Kingdom)
Christopher Kulendran Thomas: Another World

Landmark Columbus Foundation (Columbus, IN)
New Middles: From Main Street To Megalopolis, What Is The Future Of The Middle City?: 2021 Exhibition, Exhibit Columbus

LAXART (Los Angeles, CA)
Nikita Gale

The Mosaic Rooms (London, UK)
Stateless Heritage

The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Modern Architecture in South Asia: The Project of Decolonization (1947–1985)

National Organization of Minority Architects (Washington, DC)
SAY IT LOUD—The National Organization of Minority Architecture (NOMA) 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Proyector (Mexico City, Mexico)
Casa Manifiesto

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Nature X Humanity: Oxman Architects

The University at Buffalo Art Galleries (Buffalo, NY)
Heather Hart: Afrotecture (Re)Collection

University of Illinois at Chicago—College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (Chicago, IL)
American Framing: US Pavilion, 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale

Film, Video, And New Media Projects

Design Trust Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Design Database Network

LIGA–Space for Architecture (Mexico City, Mexico)

Public Programs

Arizona State University—Indigenous Design Collaborative (Phoenix, AZ)

Indigenous ways of being, knowing, doing and connecting in architecture, 2021–22 Lecture Series

Association of Architecture Organizations (Chicago, IL)
2021 Design Matters Conference

Harvard University—Graduate School of Design—African American Student Union (Cambridge, MA)
Black Matter: Celebrating Black Spatial Practices from the Magical to the Mundane, Black in Design Conference 2021

MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House (Los Angeles, CA)
Schindler House 1922–2022: an anthology of existences

Materials & Applications (Los Angeles, CA)

A Program of Complete Disordering


Anyone Corporation (New York, NY)
Log 50, 53, 54, 55 

Architectural League of New York (New York, NY)
Cleaning Up?

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (Washington, DC)
JAE Fellows

The Black School (New Orleans, LA)
The Black Schoolhouse Manual

e-flux Architecture (New York, NY)
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and the Media of Climate Change

Goldsmiths, University of London—Centre for Research Architecture (London, United Kingdom)
Research Architecture: Provocations, Practices, and Propositions

Lampo (Chicago, IL)
Lampo Folio

MAS Context (Chicago, IL)
Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio

Massachusetts Institute of Technology—School of Architecture and Planning (Cambridge, MA)
Thresholds 50: Before After

New York Review of Architecture (New York, NY)
The New York Review of Architecture, 2021

Northwest Architectural League (Seattle, WA)
ARCADE, Issue 39.1: Refraction

Places Journal (San Francisco, CA)
Repair Manual

Primary Information (New York, NY)
Dara Birnbaum’s Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With)

Terreform (New York, NY)

South Side Stories

Urban Design Forum and the Architectural League of New York (New York, NY)
New City Critics

Yale University Press (New Haven, CT)
Gego: Weaving the Space In-Between. Art, Architecture, Design, and Craft at the Edge of Modernity

Student-led Publications

Rice University—School of Architecture (Houston, TX)
PLAT 11.0

The School of Architecture (Arcosanti, AZ)
WASH Magazine

Texas Tech University—College of Architecture (Lubbock, TX)

CROP 09: Shed

University of California, Los Angeles—Department of Architecture and Urban Design (Los Angeles, CA)
POOL, Issue No. 07

University of Illinois at Chicago—College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (Chicago, IL)
Fresh Meat 13: Isolated / Collective

University of Oklahoma—Gibbs College of Architecture (Norman, OK)
Telesis, Volume IV: Habitation and Volume V: Adaptive Practice

2022 Grants to Individuals are open until September 15, 2021, and applications available for 2022 Carter Manny Award until September 15, due November 15, 2021.

Top image: Publication/MAS Context: Ensamble Studio, “Structures of Landscape,” 2019. Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana. Photo: James Florio. 

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