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2018 Winston Churchill Fellows announced

2018 Winston Churchill Fellows announced Fordlandia / © Studio Swine (WCMT Fellow 2016)

Fordlandia / © Studio Swine (WCMT Fellow 2016)

9 March 2018
by João Guarantani

In partnership with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), we are thrilled to announce that a record 10 Travelling Fellowships have been awarded this year to practitioners in the Craft and Design category.

This is the fourth year in our partnership with WCMT, which award a number of travelling fellowships to architects and designers each year. Past projects have included research into prison design, glazed architectural ceramics and optimising housing density through high-rise living.

The Craft and Design Fellowships are awarded to projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and that also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK.

This year’s fellows:

Paris Andrew, a violin maker from London, who will be travelling to Italy to learn from master violin makers.

Jacob Willson, a planner and urban designer from London, who will be travelling to Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA to investigate zonal planning and its effect on design quality and affordability of housing.

Pete Moorhouse, an artist educator from Bristol, who will be travelling to Finland, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA to research best practice in woodwork in early childhood education. Pete's Fellowship is supported by The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.

Katie Surridge, an artist and blacksmith from London, who will be travelling to Ireland and Japan to study traditional methods of producing iron by smelting ore.

Jack Waygood, a blacksmith from Blakeney, Somerset, who will be travelling to France and Germany to experience life as a journeyman blacksmith.

Joseph Bray, an undergraduate course leader from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, who will be travelling to Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the USA to explore support for graduates to become skilled craftspeople and furniture makers.

Jack Sardeson, an architecture and neurodegeneration researcher from Ewerby, Lincolnshire, who will be travelling to Japan to investigate how urban design can create dementia-friendly communities.

Will Henley, an architect from London, who will be travelling to Denmark, Japan and South Korea to study how urban infrastructure can increase wellbeing.

Sara Choudhrey, an artist and researcher from London, who will be travelling to Portugal and Spain to study the decorative arts of the Mudéjar.

Joseph Conteh, an architect from London, who will be travelling to Nigeria to document the work of architect and professor Demas Nwoko on sustainable housing.

Follow our blog and social media for updates on a selection of some of the fellows' travels throughout the year.