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The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute will host the presentation of work by their 2017-2018 Fellows on October 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the World Monuments Fund, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412 in New York City

Presentations by fellows Gary Hall, Julie Morningstar and John Rahill will be featured. Each fellow, through a juried process, was granted a fellowship stay in Civita di Bagnoregio where their projects were developed. Read more here about each of their projects.

 

Northeast Chapter Announces 2018-19 Fellows

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute is pleased to announce that the following artists, scholars and writers have been selected as new fellows of the Institute. Their proposals for work and study in Civita were selected in a juried process for their excellence.

Grimanesa Amoros: 
Workshops with the Artist
Lighting sculpture artist, Grimanesa Amoros, will host art workshops for Civitonici and will work with them to create an art video that captures the essence of their town and their lives. She also plans to project videos displaying her light sequences for the entire town to experience.
 
John Apruzzese: 
Obeída: The Morphing City
John will draw upon his extensive international affairs experience to write a novel set in an imagined Civita. His protagonist, Alïana, leads a humanitarian mission into the city of Obeída to assist its citizens in their massive exodus, only to discover that Obeída is morphing from within, both physically and linguistically, and a new citizenry, with its own origin and displacement stories, is emerging from an underground labyrinth.
 
Micaela Skoknic Dockendorff: 
The Lesson of Landscape

Attorney and historic preservationist, Micaela Skoknic, will explore how green infrastructure can give new life to historic towns in the Lazio region. Studying Civita's lessons of continuity and impermanence, she will attempt to affirm and expand preservation's contribution to community stability and sustainable development.
 
Claudia Sbrissa: 
The Poetics of Place

Artist Claudia Sbrissa will investigate both place and space, by referencing architectural forms and systems within the natural and built landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio. She plans to use locally sourced materials in her drawings, sculptures and site installations.
 
We wish to thank to our jury members for the time and energy they contributed to this endeavor.
Gwen Conners: Architect/Principal, 1100 Architect, New York; Doug Cooper: Architect/Professor, Department of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA; Artist, represented by Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY; David Harvey: Architect/Founding Partner and Principal, Harvey Marshall Berling & Associates, New York, NY; Joey McGarvey: Editor, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN*; Alison B Snyder: Architect/Professor, Chair of the Department of Interior Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

*Ms. McGarvey reviewed the two applications from fiction writers and emailed her thoughts to the jury.

Announcing our 2018 Fellows!

We are excited to announce our 2018 Fellows—Laura Bartunek, Taehyung Kim, Luann Bice and Jean Hicks. Read more about their proposed projects.

A huge thank you to our esteemed 2018 jury—S. Surface; Ellen Ziegler; Lesley Bain, FAIA; Jon Gentry, AIA; and Stephen Day, AIA.