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An international jury composed of leading scholars and practitioners will select the two fellows for the 2022 Open Call for Fellows.

Feifel Zhou

Feifei Zhou is a Chinese-born spatial and visual designer. She currently teaches MA and BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and was a guest researcher at Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA), during which she co-edited the digital publication Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene (Stanford University Press, 2020). Her work explores spatial, cultural, and ecological impacts of the industrialized built and natural environment. Zhou was a finalist in the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize 2022.

Rahul Gudipudi

Rahul Gudipudi is a writer, researcher, and curator based in Dubai. He is currently an Exhibitions Curator at Art Jameel working on exhibitions and discursive programmes at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, and Hayy Jameel, Jeddah. Gudipudi is currently a member of the curatorial advisory board and the editorial board for The New Alphabet School programme at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. He is a curatorial advisor at The Story of Foundation, a transdisciplinary learning platform in Goa, India. Current research interests include socio-technics, modes of learning and un-learning; and translocal transdisciplinary community practices, organization and activism.

Aric Chen

Aric Chen is General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture in Rotterdam and London Design Biennale 2023 Artistic Director. American-born, Chen previously served as Professor and founding Director of the Curatorial Lab at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai; Curatorial Director of the Design Miami fairs in Miami Beach and Basel; Creative Director of Beijing Design Week; and Lead Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, Hong Kong, where he oversaw the formation of that new museum’s design and architecture collection and program.

O grupo inteiro

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2014, O grupo inteiro seeks to multiply paths and establish conditions for public dialogues. Its members and collaborators gather different networks, platforms, and projects to address the multidimensions of infrastructure and modes of conviviality. It has been hosting and collaborating with diverse collectivities through installations and exhibitions, research-based processes, graphics, online platforms and applications, public and educational programs. O grupo inteiro has been featured in exhibitions, residencies, and talks in Brazil and abroad – contributing to artistic, cultural, and educational institutions such as Het Nieuwe Instituut, Casa do Povo, São Paulo Biennial, Sesc SP, Central Saint Martins/UAL, MASP. In the context of Het Nieuwe Instituut award fellowship, O grupo inteiro is composed of the artists, architects, curators, and designers: Carol Tonetti, Claudio Bueno, Enrico Rocha, Ligia Nobre, and Vitor Cesar.

Lynn Zebeda

Lynn Zebeda is co-founder of Dr. Monk, an international innovation agency headquartered in Amsterdam and Accra that provides a portal to a sustainable and diverse new world. She likes to dive deep into the content, raise the bar on impact, and create soulful structures in which change can take place. Her dedication lies with challenges that connect us all: climate justice and global equity. Dr. Monk worked with clients and partners ranging from enterprises to Nobel Prize winners, to Harvard University, to community groups across the African continent.

Delany Boutkan, Marten Kuijpers, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Setareh Noorani
Alex Walker