The Deborah J. Norden Fund

Travel Reports: The Deborah J. Norden Fund

Selections from the 2006 publication, Travel Reports

Every year since 1995, The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, underwrites worthy research projects proposed by passionate and curious students of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. Now in its 20th year, the fund has enabled more than twenty-five fascinating independent projects that have explored topics and locales around the world—slum redevelopment programs in Mumbai, India; the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellín, Colombia; the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia; and the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture, among many others. This feature highlights the work of past Norden Fund grantees through essays, photographs, and sketches from the winners themselves.