We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 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.
The winner of the Arcus/Places Prize 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. The travel expenses, accommodation, and meals associated with the Scholar’s campus visit will be funded in addition to the honorarium.
The Scholar will have a period of 8 months (maximum) from the awarding of the prize to complete the lecture portion of their obligation. The publication of the completed article will be subject to the final approval of Places editors. Being named the 2020-21 Arcus/Places Scholar does not guarantee publication. Ideally the article will be published within one year of the announcement of the award winner.
- Applicants must be mid-career or senior scholars.
- The selected applicant will be invited to the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley for up to 7 days, to allow time to give their lecture, meet in person with Places editorial staff, and conduct a roundtable discussion with CED students about the content and research methods of their article.
- An up-to-date CV, including a bibliography of recent publications
- A sample of published writing
- An abstract of the proposed article, 500 words in length
- A cover letter outlining the applicant’s qualifications, and the significance of the proposed topic.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on August 15, 2020. Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Arcus_Places_Scholar. Writing samples that exceed the file size of gmail (or other email) attachments should be submitted by a file sharing system referencing the same email address.
Applications will be reviewed and the winner selected by the members of the Diversity Platforms Committee at the College of Environmental Design. The Editor of Places will serve on the DPC for the selection process.
Clockwise from top left: Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein at 27 Rue de Fleurus, portrait by Man Ray, 1922 [Library of
Congress, Prints and Photographs Division]; Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974 [Courtesy The Estate of Gordon
Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, © The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark/ Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York];
boychild, Moved by the Motion: You Sad Legend with Wu Tsang featuring Patrick Belaga, 2016.[Courtesy the artist];
Frank Gehry, Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney, 2014 [Wikimedia Commons].