Scholarship 2016 awarded

to research on the Peter Shire archive

During the sixth month residency on the island of San Giorgio, Elena Trevisan, winner of the competition, will dedicate her research to the Peter Shire archive, kept in the Glass Study Center

The second residential scholarship dedicated to twentieth century Venetian glass art, from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the contribution of Pentagram Stiftung, has been awarded to Elena Trevisan, from Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza). Doctor Trevisan attained a PhD in Architectural Composition from IUAV University, Venice, in 2015. Her research will focus on developing a critical understanding of the Peter Shire archive, conserved by the Glass Study Center. With a ‘reverse design’ approach, she will investigate the strategies which guided the American artist in the conception of his glass objects. During the six months of research – from April to December 2016 – Doctor Trevisan will stay on the “Vittore Branca” campus on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the ideal place for interdisciplinary discussion with the scientific community of the Fondazione Cini.