UK Award Part 2
Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Re-educating the City of London
In his thesis, Benjamin Ferns proposed that the Pontifical Academy of Sciences be relocated to the City of London to provide a new education system to tackle the Square Mile’s lack of moral purpose. The new Academy is a monochrome mass of libraries and ritualistic lecture spaces set in a landscape to induce wandering, meeting, and reflection. In continuing his interest in Italian post-war architecture and the Italian Baroque, Benjamin will use the fellowship to travel to Italy to investigate the emerging narrative of a moral education.