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Jaimes Mayhew IMDA '11 Receives Fulbright Award
9 Month Iceland Social Art Project
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 //

Jaimes Mayhew, IMDA '11, is the recipient of a Fulbright Program award for a 9 month social practice art project, Autonomous Energy Research Lab in Iceland.

His project is an art-research project that will investigate the idea of autonomy through conversations, art events, visits from other Baltimore-based artists, and any other methods of research that may come about. All of these events will take place involving his Research Lab, which is a modified bike cart that includes a table, chairs, protection from the rain, and is capable of producing and storing energy in a mobile battery. Jaimes will be using this lab to research ideas of autonomy, with special interest in Iceland's use of geothermal power, of preservation of the Icelandic language and culture, and in talking to people about Iceland's economic collapse and strategies to recovery.

Jaimes is one of over 1600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Congratulations to Jaimes Mayhew!