Exhibit Columbus Announces 2018–19 University Design Research Fellowships

The Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellowship was created to showcase current research by leading professors of architecture and design teaching at public institutions in America’s Heartland. Universities were invited to submit proposals that highlight innovative design research exploring ways that architecture and design can improve people’s lives and make cities stronger.

“Columbus has a long history of using architecture, art, and design to make transformative investments in education,” said Anne Surak, Exhibit Columbus Director of Exhibitions. “We believe it is important to further this effort by inviting public universities in our region to engage with the design legacy of Columbus through their participation in the 2018 National Symposium and the 2019 exhibition.”

Thirty-two proposals were submitted from ten universities with funding requests totalling over $300,000. Exhibit Columbus is proud to award six fellowships to the following professors representing eight universities: Viola Ago and Hans Tursak (The Ohio State University and MIT); Sean Ahlquist (University of Michigan); Christopher Battaglia (Ball State University); Sean Lally and Matthew Wizinsky (University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Cincinnati); Daniel Luis Martinez and Etien Santiago (Indiana University); and Marshall Prado (University of Tennessee).

About Exhibit Columbus

Exhibit Columbus is an exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that activates the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana. It creates a cycle of programming that uses this context to convene conversations around innovative ideas and commissions site-responsive installations in a free, public exhibition. exhibitcolumbus.org

About Landmark Columbus Foundation

Landmark Columbus Foundation cares for, celebrates, and advances the cultural heritage of Columbus, Indiana. To fulfill its mission Landmark Columbus Foundation directs three locally-engaged and globally-connected programs that are interwoven in their impact and networks: Landmark Columbus, Exhibit Columbus, and Columbus Design Institute. landmarkcolumbusfoundation.org