The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is awarded to a student who wishes to pursue, continue, or complete a higher degree in research (PhD/MPhil or MRes). The studentship will be worth £16,000 for a student registered on a course outside London and £18,000 for a student registered on a course in London for each year of the duration of study, subject to satisfactory completion of each year to a maximum of three years. Please note that the studentship does not provide a separate award to cover course fees.
RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship 2013 - Call for entries
The applicant should be registered for the degree in a department in a UK university which runs undergraduate courses validated by the RIBA. In this instance, the delivery of research training is more important than the subject to be studied, so the applicant should show why they want to follow this course and what they expect to do with it. Preference will be given to applicants who are RIBA members.
How to Apply
Please ensure that you read the guidelines carefully before completing your application.
Please return the above document along with the necessary documents listed, to:
RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship 2013, Education Department, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
OR by e-mail to email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 3rd June 2013.
Congratulations to Ross Exo Adams who was awarded the 2011 Studentship to complete his PhD research at the London Consortium. Ross describes his research below:
Hénard ville de lavenir
'Circulation today intervenes in almost every part of architectural and urban design. We cannot imagine a world ordered outside the supreme determinacy of patterns of movement: everything that matters circulates. Circulation is the material source of our problems, as well as the diagram for their solutions and thus it has come to define the ultimate limit of today's urban imagination. This is, however, not a new phenomenon.
Under this premise, this thesis will examine how strategies of circulation, which emerged within the thinking of the city, arose alongside a certain indirect political critique of the state. With the rise of 'urbanism' in the 19th century, such subversive ideas became the establishment as circulation came to be the primary instrument used to reconceptualise the city itself. From this point onwards, the modern city as a programme of urbanisation would become the site that would assist in distributing a new form of power whose chief apparatus is its vast networks of circulation.
The basic claim upon which this work rests is that the modern city, as both a concrete form and an object of administration, plays an intimate role in maintaining and securing the construct of 'governmentality' - a concept central to the modern, liberal State. It will investigate the relationship between governmentality and circulation by looking closely at the theoretical and material work of urbanists such as Ildefonso Cerdá and Eugène Hénard, among others, where a clear political intention underlies a spatial, formal regime of circulation. Programmes of circulation inherent to urbanism act at once to depoliticise administrative and authoritarian activities affecting the city while in turn exposing all levels of urban society to a new, universally politicised condition. This thesis will attempt to expose the political core of this apparently neutral category through an investigation of modern urban form and the discourses that buttress its development.'
Ross Adams holds a Master of Architecture from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, NL, and a BS in Biomaterial Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has worked as an architect and urban designer in offices in New York City, Rotterdam, Mexico City and London, such as MVRDV, Foster & Partners, Arup and Productora. He completed his Master thesis under Pier Vittorio Aureli and Elia Zenghelis, focusing on the politics and urban form in 20th century Moscow. The final outcome of this work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale of 2006. He has taught architecture at the Berlage Institute and at Brighton University and currently teaches at the Architectural Association. His writing and design work has been published in several journals such as Radical Philosophy, Log, Hunch, Thresholds, Project Russia and others. Currently, he is completing his PhD at the London Consortium.
Past recipients of the RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship:
2008 - Henrik Schoenfeldt (PhD at Cambridge University)
2007 - Annekatrin Hultzsch (PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture) and Kim Trogal (PhD at Sheffield University)
2005 - Doreen Bernath (PhD at the Architectural Association)
2004 - Gwyn Lloyd-Jones (PhD at the University of Westminster)
2001 - Ines Geisler (PhD at the Architectural Association)