News May 2023

Gabriel Hernández
Ritika Jharia

DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State at the National Symposium – Join Us

May 25, 2023

DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State is pleased to be a presenting partner of the 2023 National Symposium. Along with supporting and participating in this year’s engaging panels and tours, our chapter is pleased to take an active role in the event. Learn more below and don’t forget to register—full conference access and a limited number of one-day passes are still available.

Announcing the 2023 DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grant Recipients, Given in Honor of John Morris Dixon, FAIA

DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State is pleased to announce Gabriel Hernández and Ritika Jharia as recipients of the Docomomo US 2023 National Symposium Students and Emerging Professionals Grant. The grants will provide financial support for these students and emerging professionals to continue their commitment to document and conserve Modern Movement buildings, landscapes, and sites. For this inaugural year, the grants are being given in honor of John Morris Dixon, FAIA, renowned editor and writer, who recently stepped down from the New York Tri-State Chapter board after more than two decades of service.

The recipients:
Gabriel Hernández is a Fulbright visiting predoctoral scholar at Yale School of Architecture. He is an architect and educator with research interests that combine archival research, architectural heritage, and preservation. His PhD research focuses on understanding the influences that British architect Norman Foster received from the American context during his studies at Yale during the 1961-1962 terms under Paul Rudolph’s directorship of the Architecture Department. He is a PhD Candidate in Cross-disciplinary Studies on Architecture and Urbanism at the Architecture School of Madrid ETSAM, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He was previously the Head of Education and Research Units at the Norman Foster Foundation.

Ritika Jharia is completing her Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Her Masters’ thesis focuses on the international significance of Louis Kahn, with a focus on contextualizing his work in the US, India, and Bangladesh, and her scholarship includes documentation and restoration work in Ahmedabad and Delhi (India). She previously held the Adolf Placzek Fellowship position at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and has volunteered for ICOMOS/India, studying and reporting on the effects of climate change on heritage sites.

The 2023 DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grant recipients will each receive a $1,200 grant to participate in the Docomomo US 2023 National Symposium in New Haven, CT. The grant will cover related expenses, including registration fees, travel, and lodging expenses during the Symposium. We do hope that you will help us welcome them to the event!

Symposium Swag

DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State is incredibly pleased to give you a sneak preview of our contribution to the symposium tote bag—the Marcel Breuer Armstrong Rubber Company headquarters/Hotel Marcel Tea Towel. These whimsical towels were created by Block to Block Shop, an artisan studio that creates architectural sketches for printing or stamping on note cards and other products. We commissioned this great team to make something special in honor of this year’s city. They’re only available at the symposium so if you still needed a reason to join us….Register now!

Call for Symposium Volunteers

DOCOMOMO National is looking for Symposium Volunteers. Volunteers are comped for the events they work and those who register for multiple positions across multiple days will be comped for the entirety of the event. Positions include: Registration, Sessions Monitor, Floater, Tour Assistant, Prep, Registration Assistant and House Docent. Learn more.