New Voices in Architectural Journalism, a fellowship initiative launched by The Architect’s Newspaper in partnership with the Pratt School of Architecture, is pleased to name Ekam Singh, Catherine Chattergoon, and Monty Rush as its inaugural fellows.
Aiming to foster fresh perspectives, celebrate emerging design critics, and amplify marginalized voices, New Voices in Architectural Journalism is a mentor-based journalism program for undergraduate and graduate Pratt Architecture students. Over the course of the 2021-2022 academic year, the three New Voices fellows will receive support in a variety of areas relating to the crafting of design-focused journalism including research, narrative development, journalistic prose, and editorial processes.
The inaugural fellows were selected by a jury comprising design critic and educator Shumi Bose; scholar, educator, and activist Sharon Egretta Sutton, and architectural designer Bola Lasisi-Agiri. On-hand to lend expert guidance and insight to each of the three fellows will be a team of mentors including AN executive editor Samuel Medina, AN contributing editor Matt Shaw, and Julia van den Hout, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Architecture & Urban Design program at Pratt. The fellows will join workshops with Jayna Brown, author and professor of Media Studies at Pratt, and AN editors.
Each fellow will publish two original articles in The Architect’s Newspaper (one per semester). At the conclusion of the fellowship in June 2022, the student journalists will present their published work at a celebratory event.
The New Voices in Architectural Journalism fellowship is part of the Pratt School of Architecture’s ongoing commitment to equity, inclusivity, and developing more inclusive pedagogies. The program also continues AN’s dual mission of fostering new journalistic talents and covering architectural developments related to equity and social justice.