Research Fellowship and Publication Opportunity
For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2021
The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) (in conjuction with Nabil Kanso Estate) is thrilled to award the AMCA-Nabil Kanso Estate Fellowship for the summer of 2021 to Meriam Soltan of Aga Khan Program at MIT. The committee was impressed with Meriam's previous archival work, her thoughtful and responsible approach to the artist and his archive, and her scholarship thus far.
This unique and one-time fellowship will begin on July 1st 2021 with a generous grant to cover travel to and from the Kanso archive in Atlanta, housing, and a living stipend for the designated 4-5 weeks of research onsite at the Nabil Kanso Estate Nabil Kanso. Following the archival research trip, Meriam will have the opportunity to publish her research on Nabil Kanso as part of the Anthem-AMCA publishing series.
About Meriam: Meriam Soltan is an architect and writer interested in the intersections of language, design, and worldbuilding. She works to explore the design of fictions and how they are manifested in various contexts politically, culturally, and otherwise. In doing so, she hopes to better understand how various lived realities are fabricated, and how the parameters defining these stories might in turn be challenged. Meriam received her BArch from AUB in 2019 and is currently pursuing her SMArchS at MIT.