Places Journal Awarded Graham Foundation Grant

Clockwise: Card Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC, early 20th century. [Library of Congress] iPad book stack. [via Cult of Mac] Rijksmuseum Library. [Ton Nolles] Google Data Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. [Google/Connie Zhou]

We are pleased to report that Places has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. This year the Foundation awarded $448,000 in grants to organizations to support 42 projects; the projects were selected from a field of over 200 applications from fifteen countries.

Places’ grant will support a new series, Future Archive, consisting of the digital republication of significant but neglected 20th-century articles on architecture, landscape, and urbanism, with each installment selected, introduced, and contextualized by a prominent scholar.

The digital revolution in publishing has resulted in a wealth of online content; left behind, however, is a rich store of material in print which has limited cultural presence because it has limited digital presence. In line with Places’ commitment to public scholarship, the series’ goal is to provide a vigorous platform for sophisticated and accessible writing that has fallen out of circulation largely because it is not readily available electronically. Future Archive will provide an opportunity to leverage the Internet’s distributive power to strengthen cultural continuity and bring the past into dynamic conversation with the present.

The series will be published in six installments throughout 2015.