The 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship winners have been selected. This 9th edition will support six architecture students from across the globe, and grant them the opportunity to travel to the destination of their choice, in order to gain further insights into their architecture topics of research.
The six winners of the 2018 MAD Travel Fellowship, reviewed and selected by Ma Yansong, are:
Wuhan University, undergraduate student
Research Topic: The existence of architectural quietude in European cities.
Travel Destinations: France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
University College London, graduate student
Research Topic: How the built environment is a key mediator of remembrance and a tool to preserve repressed cultural identity
Travel Destinations: China, Kazhakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,
Harvard University, graduate student
Research Topic: Space Organism – A search for a new invention in contemporary culture
Travel Destinations: England, Japan, Switzerland
Columbia University, graduate student
Research Topic: Provocative mildness in architecture
Travel Destinations: Portugal, Spain
Princeton University, graduate student
Research Topic: Beyond the white wall: Colors, nature and materials in traditional and modern Mexican architecture
Travel Destination: Mexico
Initiated in 2009 by Ma Yansong, founder and principal partner of MAD Architects, the MAD Travel Fellowship provides young architecture students with the possibility to experience the spaces and places that inspire their architectural ambitions; and assists them in organizing meetings with those architects that have been valuable to their personal research topics.