Sahar Hosseini, PhD Candidate in Architecture (BLC) at UW-Milwaukee received a 9-months research fellowship at Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden. The program is funded by Andrew Mellon Foundation with the goal to encourage rigorous intellectual discourse and conversation among scholars at the interface of art and science.
Humanities Institutes at New York Botanical Garden promotes innovative interdisciplinary research on areas such as landscape and garden design, environmental history, urban design and cultural anthropology with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to human experiences.
During this fellowship Hosseini will be working on her dissertation research project which examines riverine landscape of the city of Isfahan as a product of physical and cultural dialogue with nature. While at the Institute she will benefit from the rich resources at the Mertz Library and other archives and libraries in the New York metropolitan area, and actively participate in the programs and intellectual life of the institute.