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SOF News September 2014

Pamela Long at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Billie Tsien and Tod Williams receive National Medal of Arts
Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images
Kim Jones, Untitled, 1972-2013
Photo: courtesy of the artist and Pierogi
David Rubin, CommonGround and Sky Farm, 2014
Photo: Eskenazi Health
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Pamela Long gets a MacArthur, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams win the National Medal of Arts, an interview with Kim Jones, David Rubin's new work in Indianapolis.

Pamela O. Long, FAAR 2004 has received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for 2014. Long is an independent historian of science and technology whose work is focused in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Her reactions to winning the grant were featured in the Washington Post. Her academy connections are deep; she collaborated with Brian Curran, FAAR 1994 and Anthony Grafton, RAAR 2004 on Obelisk: A History (2009). She is currently working on a cultural history of engineering in Rome in the late 16th century. Her full list of publications is on her website

Tod Williams, FAAR 1983, and Billie Tsien, RAAR 2000 have received the 2013 National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts. The medals were presented by President Obama at a ceremony at the White House in July.

An interview with Kim Jones, FAAR 2002, was featured in the 8 August issue of Il Manifesto. «Come scuotere il pubblico con un'esperienza estrema» is on page 9 of the print version and is also in the digital edition.

Landscape architect and urban designer David Rubin, FAAR 2012, and his firm LAND COLLECTIVE have completed a major new work in Indianapolis. CommonGround and Sky Farm was commissioned by Eskenazi Health Hospital. In late August Rubin was keynote speaker at Start with Art 2014, the annual luncheon hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to begin the new arts season.