The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme supports an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in Hong Kong, the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and Asia through a transnational lens. In addition to expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, the findings from the fellowship will inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+.
Applicants should engage in advanced research on historical or contemporary topics relating to either a single discipline (such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and urbanism) or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region’s cultural, social, economic, and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. Although post-1949 topics are preferred, exceptional proposals focusing on issues related to the beginning of the twentieth century will also be considered.
The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. The fellow is encouraged to engage in intellectual exchanges with the museum’s curatorial staff and participate in its programmes. While outcomes may vary, the fellowship should at minimum result in 1) a paper (5,000 words or more) disseminated digitally or in print through M+ and Design Trust’s platforms and 2) a lecture as part of the museum’s public programme.
04.03.2017, 16:00 to 18:00