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2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded

2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded  Future Maps - Sourcing city data from citizens: Open Glasgow, Future City Glasgow - Credit: Pidgin Perfect

Future Maps - Sourcing city data from citizens: Open Glasgow, Future City Glasgow - Credit: Pidgin Perfect

11 April 2016

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has just awarded 5 Travelling Fellowships to people working in the applied arts in interiors, product and graphic design and architecture.The Churchill Fellows will investigate innovative ideas in other countries, bringing the best of global practise back to the UK on their return.

This is the second year of a partnership with the British Council, during which time 13 Fellowships have been awarded. Past projects have included research into housing design, textile models and workspace development.

This year’s award winners include:

William McMorran, Director of Architectonicus in Bromyard, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada and the Netherlands to study the transformative integration of dementia care and the care environment.

Marc Cairns, from Pollokshields, who is Director of Participation at Pidgin Perfect in Glasgow. He will be travelling to Albania, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Turkey to investigate how young people can become involved in decision-making processes around the built environment.

Maria Gasparian, an architect from London, who will be travelling to the USA to explore the use of glazed architectural ceramics in public spaces.

Alexander Groves, a designer from London, who will be travelling to Brazil to research design projects which promote sustainable products from the Amazon Rainforest

Tim Abrahams, a digital editor from Oxford, who will be travelling to the USA to explore how technology influences architecture.

To find out more about the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships click here for more information.