Submissions from anyone interested in supporting and contributing to this expanded knowledge base are encouraged. Grants in amounts up to $10,000 to individuals, collaborative teams or organizations (and up to $2,000 for students) are possible. Up to $10,000 may also be awarded to support research studio projects. We expect to award approximately $75,000 in funds in the 2006 grant cycle. Applicants must currently live in the U.S. to qualify for these grants.
AIA Diversity Committee
Teacher Fellowship Program | Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
i recently accepted a teaching position for the fall for high school architecture. in previous posts, i've written about how the CPS in partnership with the chicago architecture foundation is revamping its old school architectural drafting curriculum for more of a holistic, relevant and sustainable architecture curriculum. i think it is an exciting alternative to working in a firm. i've been on several interviews for firms. this pays more, has a shorter work day, summers and the same school holidays that my children will have off and i get to inspire the next generation of architects...and expand their conception of architecture. incidentally, i think catching people before they get to college is part of reconciling the gross underrepresentation of architects of color. The school has every possible computer program you could imagine so worst case scenario, i'm coming out knowing much more about cad, and 3-d modeling than i ever did because i have to teach it! not to mention it keeps my work neighborhood based and keyed into real life issues. a perfect connection between my past work in youth development and education in design.
anyhoo...this intuit teacher fellowship seems like something that could explore artists and untrained self builders a.k.a. "outsider architecture" too. i think i will apply.
move over mcmansion
read more here about this new trend against monstrous homes.