Tuesday, April 5, 2011
2011 Margaret B. Gruger Faculty Fund Winners Announced
Damiani / Gutschow Awarded
School of Architecture Professor and Head Steve Lee has chosen Adjunct Professor in Practice, Gerard Damiani and Associate Professor, Kai Gutschow as this year's recipients.
Professor Damiani's proposal was titled: "Mentorship in the Age of Environmental Responsibility: Partcipation in the 2011 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class in Australia". "Commenced in 2001, the annual Master Class has been described by many participants as ”a life changing experience” and has created a wonderful active international alumni network which includes practising architects (older and younger), academics, postgraduates and senior students from Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Dominica, Denmark, England, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, S.Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montserrat, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rica, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vietnam, Wales, many states of the US and, of course, Australia."
Professor Gutschow's proposal was titled: "Inspired Making: Halifax and the 'Ideas in Things' Conference 2011". "The Ghost Lab, on the farm of Brian MacKay‐Lyons on the Nova Scotian coast of Canada, has been the research laboratory for MacKay‐Lyons Sweetapple Architects since 1994. It has been a meeting place for an international 'school' of architects who share a commitment to: landscape, making, and community. From June 14th – 17th, 2011, 24 members of this virtual school will congregate on the Ghost site as Speakers for a Conference on the theme of 'Ideas in Things'.
These Architects operate within the master builder tradition and insist on the unity of our discipline, which embraces both the academy and practice, or the mind and the hand. Through a commitment to place, we represent a resistance to the numbing effects of a globalized culture."