Following the success of the Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship in Brazil, the British Council has initiated the Rogelio Salmona Fellowship, an annual programme aiming to foster links between the UK and Colombia through residencies for British practitioners. The Fellowship gives the opportunity for UK-based architects, designers and artists to travel to Colombia to explore the work of Rogelio Salmona (1927-2007), one of Latin America's most influential modern architects.
The inaugural fellow, architect Freya Cobbin, travelled to Colombia in August 2017. Freya's research had a strong focus on the social aspect of the architect's work, and concentrated on how Salmona's buildings and public spaces are used by and impact the lives of those who inhabit them.
Starting in 2017, the annual programme is organised by the British Council and coordinated by the Colombian cultural foundation Más Arte Más Acción in partnership with Fundación Rogelio Salmona, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MamBO) and Universidad de Caldas.