FutureMap Foundation provides mentoring and financial support for talented young individuals who travel and undertake projects that use qualitative and quantitative research to promote international cooperation. We also donate maps from our work to educational institutions. Please send letters of inquiry with research proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant winner Ryan Thomas to document contemporary urban warfare training simulations
Ryan Thomas is a MDes candidate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. During his final academic year, he will document the connections between the world's burgeoning megacities and the constructed synthetic environments national militaries use to simulate urban terrain. As he deep dives into Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), he will immerse with military units on their urban warfare training, and conduct exchanges with geopolitical security and defense scholars on their evolving approaches to understanding the most populated centers on the planet. Learn more about Ryan and explore some of his work on the built environment and the concept of urban terrain at his MOUT.Site.
Inaugural grant winner Ankur Shah to explore the Belt and Road Initiative along the Sino-Russian border
FutureMap Foundation is pleased to award its inaugural grant and the first of four awards in 2019 to Ankur Shah. This summer, Ankur will undertake an expedition along the 4,300 km Sino-Russian border to document the progress of Belt and Road Initiative projects and their impact on locals. Learn more about Ankur and and watch the trailer video of his 2017 Silk Road expedition titled "105 Nights".