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Cuban architect Fernando Martirena has been selected as the recipient of the Tilting Axis /Het Nieuwe Instituut Fellowship 2021/2022. In autumn 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut joined forces with Tilting Axis to offer a fellowship to a mid-career or established professional based in the Caribbean. In 2020/2021, Trinidadian architect Sean Leonard was selected as the inaugural recipient. Find updates about the fellowship on this page. 

Jury Report 2021/2022

Cuban architect Fernando Martirena has been selected as the recipient of the Tilting Axis /Het Nieuwe Instituut Fellowship 2021/2022. Together with Anadis González, Martirena founded the architecture office Infraestudio in Havana in 2016. He will use the fellowship to expand on building a body of knowledge on the different manifestations of what he terms the Architecture of Cruelty, and find those examples that react against it.

Interview with Sean Leonard

Het Nieuwe Instituut catches up with Tilting Axis fellow Sean Leonard as he reflects on his research methodology, his decision to work with a Maroon community in Suriname, and the future projects he has in the pipeline.

Building in, Around and in Association with Water

On 18 February 2021, architect Sean Leonard presented his research project on the relationship between architecture and water. Watch a recording of the event on this page.

Korjaal-ing.space: Concept and Creation

Read about korjaal-ing.space, the research website Sean Leonard launched as part of his 2020 fellowship. 

Thoughts on Preliminary Field Research

Tilting Axis Research Fellow Sean Leonard shares thoughts around his preliminary field research, which will inform his ongoing studies into the documentation of the construction and making of both spaces and things in a Maroon community on the Tapanahoni River in Suriname.

Jury Report 2019/2020

Read the jury report for the first iteration of the Tilting Axis Fellowship here.