ACT’s Nida Sinnokrot awarded 2023 Soros Arts Fellowship

Award is given to artists to pursue impact-driven projects focused on confronting the threat of climate change

Nida Sinnokrot, an associate professor in the Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) program at MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), has been awarded a 2023 Soros Arts Fellowship. The $100,000 award will support Sinnokrot’s work to produce a series of collaborative and site-specific sculptures that uplift indigenous knowledge practices employ artistic, agricultural, and land-based ecological processes and participatory approaches to expand current discourse and action on environmental justice; and activate public spaces in ways that are resonant and impactful for Palestinian and indigenous communities globally.

Announced by the Open Society Foundations, the award is given to mid-career artists for impact-driven art projects focused on confronting the urgent threat of climate change and its destructive impact on the environment and vulnerable communities. This year’s fellowship is centered around the theme of “Art, Land, and Public Memory.”

ACT is an academic program and hub of art practice and discourse within SA+P. Through an integrated approach to pedagogy, public events programming, exhibitions, and publications, ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers exploring art’s complex relationship to culture and technology.