Applications Now Open for Arcus/Places Prize

Alice B. Tolkas and Gertrude Stein
Alice B. Tolkas and Gertrude Stein at 27 Rue de Fleurus, portrait by Man Ray, 1922. This image is taken from “Queer Old Things,” by Alice T. Friedman, winner of the inaugural Arcus/Places Prize. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division]

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 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.

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