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Luftwerk and Iker Gil receive a 2019 Graham Foundation grant

April 30, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero (Luftwerk) and Iker Gil (MAS Studio and editor-in-chief of MAS Context) have been awarded a 2019 Graham Foundation grant to support their project Geometry of Light. The project is co-organized by MAS Context.

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Geometry of Light, Barcelona Pavilion, 2019. © Kate Joyce.

The Graham Foundation has announced the award of over $460,000 for 63 new grants to individuals worldwide that support projects on architecture. Grantee projects represent diverse lines of inquiry engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment. Selected from over 500 proposals, the funded projects include exhibitions, publications, films, and performances that promote rigorous scholarship, stimulate experimentation, and foster critical discourse in architecture. The individuals leading these projects are based in cities such as Ahmedabad, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Milan, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, where the Graham Foundation is based. The innovative projects are led by eminent and emerging architects, artists, curators, filmmakers, historians, and photographers, among other professionals. The new grantees join a worldwide network of individuals and organizations represented by over 4,500 grants that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 63 years.

Geometry of Light was presented at the Barcelona Pavilion in February 2019 and will be installed at the Farnsworth House in October 2019 to coincide with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In Barcelona, the project was co-organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and MAS Context.

Thank you very much to the Graham Foundation for the support to the project and congratulations to Petra, Sean, and Iker. You can check the 2019 grants to individuals on the Graham Foundation website.