Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture awards twelve research fellowships Print
Monday, 20 July 2009 09:02

The Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has awarded twelve research fellowships as part of its 2009 Visiting Scholars Program.

The program – created for scholars and architects from around the world who are conducting research at a post-doctoral level – particularly welcomes historical and critical research proposals that are prompted by, or refer to, the theory and practice of contemporary design culture and related social issues. The aim of the program is to foster intellectual exchange.

During residencies of one to eight months, scholars pursue individual research projects and participate in Study Centre seminars. In addition, visiting scholars can benefit from the diverse and stimulating intellectual environment that is provided by both the CCA and the academic institutions located in the Montréal area.
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The Study Centre’s Consultative Committee, an international body of architects and scholars, reviewed 42 proposals from 11 countries and awarded fellowships to the following researchers:

Esra Akcan, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Topic: Modernity in Translation: Geopolitical Interactions in Residential Culture

Christopher Drew Armstrong, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Topic: Julien-David LeRoy and the Making of Architectural History.

Christina Cogdell, College of Santa Fe, United States
Topic: Emergent Genetic Architecture: How Recent Scientific Theories Are Shaping Contemporary Architecture

Maaike Lauwaert, Mondriaan Foundation, Netherlands
Topic: Architecture 2.0? On Changing Architectural Practices in a Many-to-Many Culture

David Monteyne, University of Calgary, Canada
Topic: Incorporating Structures: Histories of Canadian Cultural Landscapes

Katherine Romba, Queen's University, Canada
Topic: Conceptualizing Modern Industrial Culture: The Professional Discourses of German Architects and Engineers

Volker M. Welter, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States
Topic: Toward an History of Environmental Architecture

Additionally, the Consultative Committee has invited the following researchers to be in residence:

Marco Frascari, Carleton University, Canada
Topic: Consciousness & Architecture: A Merging of the Arts of Thinking Well, Building Well and Living Well in the Work of the Architect Cedric Price (1934-2003)

Samantha Hardingham McLean, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Topic: Cedric Price

Robert Levine, California State University, Fresno, United States
Topic: Creating Environments that Enhance the Social and Psychological Quality of Life

Sina Najafi, Editor in Chief and Co-founder, Cabinet Magazine, United States
Topic: Bubbles

About the study Centre of the CCA
Inaugurated in September 1997, the CCA’s Study Centre is an international institute devoted to advanced research on architecture, its history and theory. The Study Centre aims at fostering scientific exchange, debate, and the emergence of innovative ideas. It offers a program of seminars, lectures, and other research activities intended to create and maintain a forum of exchange for CCA visiting scholars, professionals, the academic community and the public.

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