MAD founding principal Ma Yansong started the annual "Travel Fellowship" in 2009 with the mission to provide funds to mainland Chinese students majoring in Architecture to complete an overseas architecture themed travel, as well as an opportunity to conduct their academic research. Since its inception, the Travel Fellowship has aided 25 students on their educational travel overseas.
MAD believes traveling is one of the most important ways for architects to learn. Architects can often be inspired by interacting with architectural spaces, helping them with different ideas and finding their inner self. Even creative design needs to fit native culture. That’s what MAD is working hard on, and also the message we hope to convey to the next generation of architects.
This year the 6th "Travel Fellowship" received over 100 applications from students of different universities. Selected candidates will be funded for their 10-14 days travel, as well as be invited to present their travel report in MAD.
2014 MAD Travel Fellowship goes to:
Sun Wei, School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Undergraduate 2010, Destination: Italy
Zhang Boxuan, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Undergraduate 2011, Destination: France
Wei Tao, School of Architecture, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Undergraduate 2011, Destination: Greece
Fang Xiaoyang, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Undergraduate 2010, Destination: Japan
Ma Sai, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Destination: Germany, Sweden