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May 15, 2023

APDesign's Chanyakorn earns fellowship award

Submitted by Thom Jackson

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Adulsak “Otto” Chanyakorn, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, was awarded The Drexler Family Diversity Fellowship by The Civitas Institute, based in Seattle, Washington, and Civita, Italy.

Chanyakorn’s application was selected because it aligned with the values and the mission of The Civita Institute’s mission. The fellowship allows Chanyakorn to conduct his fellowship in Civita, Italy, from June 21-July 20.

The proposed project aims to reveal the poetic quality of the Civita in-between, including streets, courtyards and town piazzas. The experiential and mental phenomena will be articulated via watercolor painting and charcoal drawing to portray the quality of in-between spaces. The work will result in atmospheric paintings and drawings that evoke a sense of authenticity and the experiential dimension of time. Civita is a town that has a long story to share with the world. This project aims to express the poetic character and trace of time in Civita's built environment by highlighting the space enriched by the defining fabric.

Since 1985, The Civita Institute has annually awarded the creative explorations of architects, planners, designers, artists, writers and other creative professionals with Civita Institute Fellowships. These fellowships have been sponsored by the institute, sometimes with support from other partners, and all fellows were selected through an independent, juried process.