In spring 2021, we were honored to receive a grant to support our new Critics-in-Residence in Architecture and Landscape Architecture project. Following the award, a jury consisting of Brian Davis, Lesley Lokko, Elizabeth Mossop, and Adam Yarinsky, along with Places editors, selected Thomas de Monchaux and Gideon Fink Shapiro as the critics-in-residence in architecture and landscape architecture, respectively.
In response to separate circumstances that have arisen for each of these writers, the project is proceeding with a change in sequence. The residencies of de Monchaux and Shapiro have been rescheduled to the next round. Meanwhile, along with our jury, we are pleased to announce that two writers from the shortlist are now taking up the inaugural residencies.
Urban planner, geographer, and filmmaker Cassim Shepard will be Critic-in-Residence in Architecture; his quartet of essays will focus on urban design and housing justice. Landscape architect and writer Azzurra Cox will be Critic-in-Residence in Landscape Architecture; her project will explore how landscape, as medium and tradition, can help tell the radical, full story of a site and embody its many legacies.