Description: The CCA’s Research Fellowship Program supports innovative, advanced research to foster new kinds of intellectual exchange that spark long-term dialogue and debate. The CCA is addressing a range of topics relevant to architectural discourse; current topics of particular interest include: the digital turn in processes of design and communication in architecture; the changing context of the profession and its relationship to diverse societies, from the past, to the present and looking towards the future; the role of photography within visual culture, especially in the digital era; and the relationship of architecture to the environment. They are currently focusing on the role of architecture in decolonization and welcome applications that explore this topic across historical and contemporary registers. The CCA values interdisciplinary approaches to the built environment that work from anthropology to Indigenous studies and beyond. Although proposed research projects may rely extensively on the CCA Collection as a primary source, they are interested above all in original and significant projects that develop both critical readings and creative research, media, and/or designs.
Award: 1-2 month residency at the CCA between June and August 2022; fellow will have access to a private office and receive a monthly stipend of 5000 CAD as well as additional financial support for travel expenses. In addition to a public presentation of their work-in-progress, Research Fellows are expected to participate in discussions, seminars, and workshops organized at the CCA, exchange with CCA staff, and engage with the local academic and architectural community.
Eligibility: Fellowships are open to researchers, architects, and curators who intend to pursue interdisciplinary research on architecture, urbanism, landscape, and/or design at the CCA. Scholars applying to the program should hold at least a doctoral degree. All other applicants, particularly practitioners and cultural producers must demonstrate substantial work experience and a commitment to publishing, exhibiting, and/or professional practice.
Deadline: 12 am EDT, Sept. 27, 2021