Places Awarded Graham Grant for Reservoirs Project

Villages displaced by dam construction; postcards from the personal collection of Luc Sante.
Villages displaced by dam construction; postcards from the personal collection of Luc Sante.

We are pleased to report that Places has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to support “Reservoir: Nature, Culture, Infrastructure,” a new multipart collaboration with cultural historian Luc Sante exploring the reservoirs of the Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York.

“Reservoir” will also be the first installment of “The Public Works,” a new initiative devoted to assessing the legacies and possibilities — architectural, environmental, social — of major public infrastructures.

This year the Foundation awarded $580,000 across 54 grants to organizations fostering innovative projects to expand architectural thought.