Residency Dates: 02/21/2021 - 03/13/2021
Application Deadline: Sunday 09/20/2020

Charlie Hailey is an architect, writer, and professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. Hailey has received numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, and Graham Foundation grant. He is the author of five books: Design/Build with Jersey Devil (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space (MIT Press, 2009), Campsite: Architectures of Duration and Place (LSU Press, 2008), and most recently Slab City: Dispatches from the Last Free Place (MIT Press, 2018), with photographer Donovan Wylie.

Hailey’s interdisciplinary work focuses on environmental design to understand material cultures and cultural landscapes and to discover links between human agency, settlement patterns, and ecology. At the University of Florida, Hailey teaches design, history, and theory. His design/build studios mesh experiential learning with learning by doing and environmental design with public interest projects, which include a music pavilion, community center, outdoor education facility, sustainable bike trailer, recycled mobile theater, builder’s yard, outdoor classroom, and a series of coastal installations in Cedar Key, Florida.

His design and research have also explored camping as a way of making home and camps across the world as contemporary spaces of freedom as well as emergency. Recently, in a collaborative project in southern California’s Colorado Desert, Hailey found Slab City to be both harbinger and bellwether—a camp that is indicative of 21st-century displaced settlements and a place made in the midst of struggle and survival. In addition, he has investigated human-made islands as newly emergent places that require innovative approaches to design, environment, climate, and conservation.

As a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, he has continued to delve deeply into such vital places as camps and porches—liminal yet pivotal to knowledge, ephemeral yet fundamental to human experience—in order to understand how climate, building, and community overlap in meaningful ways and how architecture and the humanities intertwine.

Residency Statement  

I am very excited to work with artists and architects in any media. With the studio format as a mode of collaboration and feedback, we’ll meet as a group but will also have lots of time for individual conversations about your work. We can also engage with the ACA campus (its landscape, ecologies, habitats) and even the coastal environment around New Smyrna Beach.

I am interested in the process of making at the intersections of art and architecture. I’m also fascinated with margins and boundaries—whether they are found at the edges of practice, space, time, or place. They might occur between land and water, past and future, temporary and permanent, memory and matter, thinking and making, designing and building, climate change and resilience, one discipline and another, or any other frontiers that might intrigue and inspire you.

The size and scope of your work can range from full-scale constructs to something the size of your hand, or even smaller. Outcomes can be two-dimensional, three-dimensional, text-based, or a combination. Goals are to complete a focused project, but also to refine ways of working. I hope that both results will serve as springboards to future projects.

Application Requirements:
(Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats; .docx, .pdf, .jpg).

To be considered, please include the following items:

  1. Bio
  2. CV
  3. Letter of intent that outlines your goals and a proposed project (300 word maximum)
  4. Samples of previous work. This material can be submitted as a series of JPG’s (maximum of 15, limited to 5mb for each file) or as a single PDF (maximum of 15 pages). This dossier can include images of work, photographs, computer renderings, drawings, sketches, writing, and/or other media. Videos are also welcome (if longer than 10 minutes, please submit a link to the video in a PDF document).

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance.

For details, please visit the master artist details page.

 Application fee: $25 

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