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Cédric Van Parys named 2023–2024 Garofalo Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Cédric Van Parys will serve as the 2023–2024 Garofalo Fellow. As fellow, Cédric will teach design studio and seminar courses, pursue independent design research, and prepare a public lecture and exhibition for Spring 2024. 

Cédric Van Parys an architect, researcher, and artist, and the founder of CCXD, a Rotterdam- and Sofia-based practice operating at the intersection of architecture and the visual arts. The studio’s work is built on analytical research and is concerned with the relation between monuments, public space, symbols, rituals, and aesthetics. Van Parys’ research, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited and built at the Venice Art Biennale; the Venice Architecture Biennale; RAUM Utrecht; the Shanghai Art Biennale; the Biennale de Arquitetura de São Paulo; Plus359Gallery Sofia; Sofia Art Week; and Het Nieuwe Instituut, in Rotterdam. Drawing inspiration from (architectural) history, archival research, and natural science, Van Parys aims to foster curiosity about the world we have made and inhabit and how this relates to the planet, the cosmos, and beyond. 

Image 1: Blasting underway at the Thornton Quarry on the site of the Chicago Deep Tunnel project in Thornton in 2013. (Image by Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2013)⁣
Image 2: Mississippi river delta⁣
Image 3: Rain-making among the Mandan by George Catlin, 1830s⁣
Image 4: North American T-28A rain-maker airplane.⁣