The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is seeking a talented landscape designer to hold the inaugural Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Fellowship in Landscape Studies in 2012. The biennial three-month residential fellowship will recognize emerging design talent and focus on the role of landscape design in the contemporary city. The Fellowship will offer designers peer-reviewed recognition of design innovation and a supportive environment to develop the disciplinary and professional capacity for sustained inquiry into topics of contemporary urban landscape.
“The rich cultural, artistic and academic setting offered by the Museum and the Boston area has long been a source of inspiration,” said Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Museum. “The Landscape Fellowship represents a singular opportunity for exploration and interaction with a vibrant landscape community.”
Charles Waldheim, principal of Charles Waldheim/Urban Agency, and Consulting Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum says the ideal candidate will be an emerging design student whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm.
“We want to recognize and foster emerging design talent in landscape from across the design disciplines,” Waldheim said. “We seek applicants whose work embodies the potential for landscape as a medium of public works in the contemporary city.”
The Museum invites applications from talented designers at or near the beginning of their careers in a range of disciplines, who are working on the design of public landscapes. Landscape architects and designers from a range of design professions will be considered including architecture, engineering, urban design and planning, as well as horticultural and garden arts candidates who can demonstrate a significant engagement with the landscape medium.
A jury comprised of international figures in landscape architecture and allied design disciplines will judge the competition. A short-list of five finalists will be invited to interview with the jury which will recommend a winner and runner-up to be announced in February 2012.
The selected candidate will receive a residency from June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012 including a monthly stipend of $5000 and an apartment/studio space in the new museum wing designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.
For more information and instructions on how to nominate candidates or apply for the 2012 Gardner Museum Fellowship in Landscape Studies, please visit the Fellowship webpage:
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617 278 5160.
The Fellowship Jury includes:
Julie Bargmann, University of Virginia
Alan Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard University
Julia Czerniak, Syracuse University
Walter Hood, University of California, Berkeley
Anuradha Mathur, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Wolff, University of Toronto
December 15, 2011 - Deadline for Receipt of Applications
January 19, 2012 - Finalists Announced
February 2-4, 2012 - Finalist Interviews and Jury Selection
February 9, 2012 - Gardner Museum Fellow Announced
June 1-August 31, 2012 - Gardner Museum Fellow in Residence
June 7, 2012 - Gardner Museum Fellow in Discussion with Charles Waldheim
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • 280 The Fenway Boston MA 02115 • www.gardnermuseum.org • Modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding a courtyard garden, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses one of the most remarkable art collections in the world, featuring works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Degas, and Sargent, as well as changing contemporary and historic exhibitions, classical concerts, lectures and special events. The museum will open it’s new wing designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano in January 2012. For more information on the new wing, please visit www.buildingproject.gardnermuseum.org. Also, visit the Gardner online at www.gardnermuseum.org for more about special exhibitions, concerts, innovative arts education programs, and evening events.