Applications Are Open for the 2020 Arcus/Places Prize

Clockwise from top left:  Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein at 27 Rue de Fleurus, portrait by Man Ray, 1922 [Library of Congress]; Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974 [Courtesy The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, © The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark/Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York]; boychild, Moved by the Motion: You Sad Legend with Wu Tsang featuring Patrick Belaga, 2016.[Courtesy the artist]; Frank Gehry, Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney, 2014 [Wikimedia Commons].

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Arcus/Places Journal Prize.

The biennial prize is a unique collaboration between the Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley and Places. Established in 2014 to support innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality, and the built environment, the award is funded by College of Environmental Design’s Arcus Endowment, launched in 2000 with a generous gift from the Arcus Foundation.

The prize is open to mid-career or senior scholars. The winner will receive an honorarium of $7,500 to produce a major work of public scholarship for Places and present a related lecture to be given in the College of Environmental Design.

Previous recipients include Alice T. Friedman, for “Queer Old Things,” in 2014; Jack Halberstam, for “Unbuilding Gender,” in 2018; and Lucas Crawford, for “The Crumple and the Scrape,” in 2019.

Applications will be accepted until August 15. For more details and full application requirements, see the competition guidelines.