The Sam Fox School awarded six faculty its 2021-22 Creative Activity Research Grants, which encourage the pursuit of innovative new projects or the advancement of ongoing creative activity and research.
The following recipients were chosen by a jury of tenured and tenure-track faculty:
Wyly Brown, assistant professor, to support the creation of a visual exhibition and presentation that explores the ecological, social, and economic benefits of planting and commercially harvesting timber bamboo on vacant brownfield lots in the City of St. Louis.
Derek Hoeferlin, associate professor, to support his participation in an exhibition in Columbus, Indiana, as an Exhibit Columbus 2020-21 University Design Research Fellow.
Pablo Moyano Fernandez, assistant professor, to support the production of a series of ten concrete mockups to test and showcase the capabilities of the proposed Sequential Casting Concrete System (SCCS) in low-rise, load-bearing enclosures.
Linda C. Samuels, associate professor, to support Mapping Food Further Forward (M3F), a collaboration with the Los Angeles-based food recovery nonprofit Food Forward, that will assist in mapping the recovery and redistribution of 26 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables they provide free of charge to Angelenos each year. This project is a six- to nine-month effort to better understand the spatial distribution of intermediate-level agencies and ultimately families who receive food support, and the gaps where more support is needed.
Aggie Toppins, associate professor, and Shreyas R Krishnan, assistant professor, to support the TL;DR Zine Archive and Exhibition, a collection of zines by designers and illustrators who make critical investigations through material form and content.