Ph.D. candidate, Giovanna Bassi Cendra, awarded Carter Manny Research Award

Graham Foundation - Carter Manny Research Award

Giovanna Bassi Cendra-Carter Manny Award

A hearty congratulations to HART Ph.D. candidate, Giovanna Bassi Cendra, for receiving the Carter Manny Research Award from the Graham Foundation.

The Carter Manny Award program supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Established in 1996, this program is the only pre-doctoral award dedicated to architectural scholarship.

[Repost from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts]

Announcing Giovanna M. Bassi Cendra, Rice University, as the recipient of the 2020–21 Carter Manny Research Award.

Through research for “Tectonics of Development: Mineral Extraction and the Architecture of the University-City in South America, 1945–1975” Cendra reconstructs the history of the planning, design, and construction of university campuses vis-à-vis the intensification of mineral extraction in South America between 1945 and 1975, and argues that the modern university-city functioned as the ultimate technology of extractive development in the region—as an intellectual and operative node of complex resource-extraction systems that radically altered our planet’s societies, climate, and ecosystems.

The Carter Manny Award program honors architect Carter H. Manny (1918–2017) and his contributions to the Graham Foundation—as founding trustee 1956, director 1993–71, and director emeritus—by supporting projects that are poised to impact how architecture is studied and practiced.

Image: (front) Emilio Duhart and Roberto Goycoolea, Universidad de Concepción, 1958-72, Concepcion, Chile. View of Open Forum and institutes of Chemistry and Engineering, 1960. Courtesy the Fondo Emilio Duhart, Archivo de Originales, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(back) Walter Weberhofer, detail of serrated metal roof and reinforced concrete walls, expansion project for School of Mining Engineering, Geology, and Metallurgy, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru, ca. 1960. Courtesy the architect Heinz Weberhofer