Reactions to the 2022 MacArthur Fellows Announcement

Today, we are celebrating the inspiring and creative work of our 2022 MacArthur Fellows.

As MacArthur’s Marlies Carruth said, “The 2022 MacArthur Fellows are architects of new modes of activism, artistic practice, and citizen science. They are excavators uncovering what has been overlooked, undervalued, or poorly understood. They are archivists reminding us of what should survive.

Their work extends from the molecular level to the land beneath our feet to Earth’s orbital environment — offering new ways for us to understand the communities, systems, and social forces that shape our lives around the globe.”

Who inspires you? Let us know in the comments!


Here’s how some of the 2022 MacArthur Fellows reacted to today’s announcement:

Browse what some past MacArthur Fellows had to say:

And check out how others reacted:



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