The Kalil Review Committee is pleased to announce the awarding of the 3 $5000.00 grants in the following categories:

Student Grant Category
“Triangulo de Cafe”
Stephanie Rodriguez

Collaborative Student Team Grant Category
“Underground Dwellings in China: Nature, the Technology for Sustaining Society”
Linda Xin and Haixiao Jiang

Scholar/Practitioner Grant Category
“Adaptable Geometries: Actuated Structural Tube Prototypes for Lightweight Skyscrapers”
Tristan D’Estree Sterk, orambra

Information on the project proposals will be given this Thursday March 1 2012 at the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Awards Presentation:

NICHOLAS DE MONCHAUX
ANGELO VERMEULEN
DESIGN & ART INTERSECTIONS – NATURE & TECHNOLOGY
Joint Kalil fellows for 2012, each will present their work in the context of design and art intersections of nature and technology. At the event, the three competitive $5,000 grants supported by the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design will be awarded, and the progress on archiving the work of Michael Kalil will be presented in celebration of the 10th year of the Endowment.

Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect and urbanist whose work examines intersections of nature, technology, and the city. He is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, an Architectural history of the Apollo 11 Spacesuit.

Angelo Vermeulen is a visual artist, filmmaker, and biologist. His research in ecology, environmental pollution, and teratology informs his art, which includes bio-installations, experimental setups incorporating living organisms and science fiction references.

1 March, Thursday 6:15-8:00pm
Theresa Lang Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor