The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), invites candidates to serve as the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow. The Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship is a one-year adjunct faculty position at the University at Buffalo.
Peter Reyner Banham spent his time in Buffalo engaged in a scholarly project on the imaginary of American industrial architecture that took the form of the historical research, hands-on engagement and seminar instruction, resulting in his landmark work, A Concrete Atlantis.
In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, this fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging scholars and design practitioners. Candidates are encouraged to propose a research trajectory that will be developed in tandem with a pedagogical agenda. The Banham Fellow will teach a design studio and a seminar each semester for the duration of the one-year fellowship. In addition, the fellow will deliver a public lecture as part of our school wide series and/or prepare an exhibition that culminates from the research, teaching and/or creative work conducted while in residence at the school.
Please send inquiries and expressions of interest to Conrad Kickert, email@example.com
For the year 2022-2023, we invite artists, (landscape) architects, and urban designers to co-create meaningful and transformative design proposals and places in and with Buffalo’s East Side communities. As a Banham Fellow, we challenge you to apply your inquiry, creation, teaching, engagement, and communication to make a positive impact in long-disinvested historically Black neighborhoods of one of America’s quintessential post-industrial cities. This impact can range from research to proposals and actual built projects – as long as they are co-created with the East Side communities and focused on addressing its historic inequities. As a majority African American community, Buffalo's East Side has witnessed decades of efforts by residents to transform their neighborhood. More recently, the neighborhood has also seen the arrival of New Americans. We challenge you to transcend the too-often soloistic act of investigation and creation into a holistic collaboration between yourself, the University at Buffalo, and East Side residents.
Specifically, we invite you to propose an integrated research, creative work, and teaching trajectory in line with Reyner Banham’s view of the city as a kaleidoscope of scenes and perspectives. Candidates for the 2022-2023 Banham Fellowship should demonstrate a track record or significant promise of meaningful community engagement, resulting in designed - and preferably programmed and/or built – interventions that make a positive impact in marginalized communities. We look forward to learning and working with you as a key player in our UB team. We have made a positive impact in the East Side for decades and we will help you build connections in the area. Besides connecting locally, you will be central to the Department of Architecture’s effort to build and disseminate knowledge globally on community-engaged design and placemaking in marginalized post-industrial neighborhoods through a symposium and subsequent book publication.
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