The Architectural League of New York has launched 'American Roundtable,' a new initiative to bring together on-the-ground perspectives on the condition of American communities, and what they need to thrive going forward.
American Roundtable will commission up to ten editors to prepare reports on communities from across the United States, with an emphasis on small cities, towns, and rural areas. We are striving for both geographic diversity and diversity in terms of the communities represented.
The editor, or at least one member of an editorial team, must have a design background (architect, landscape architect, planner, architectural historian, etc). These editors will in turn commission contributors from various outlooks and backgrounds to respond to a set of topics (public space, health, work and economy, infrastructure, and environment), producing features that cover a range of perspectives in diverse media formats.
Rural areas, small towns and cities, micropolitan regions, or metropolitan regions of less than about 400,000 will be favored.
The reports will be published online and as a series of standard format print publications in September 2020. Commissioned teams will be awarded $10,000 to support their work.
The deadline for applications is February 18, 2020.