Applications Open For the 2020 CCA Research Fellowship Program

Applications for the CCA’s 2020 Research Fellowship Program are currently open until August 18, 2019. As an international research institution, the CCA operates in the spaces between architectural culture through exhibitions, publications, public events, and research programs.

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The Program supports advanced research from scholars, practitioners, writers, and curators who intend to pursue interdisciplinary research on architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design at the CCA.

“We welcome applications from individuals at various stages of their career and from various fields of study, including the history, theory, and criticism of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, as well as art history, design theory, anthropology, geography, sociology, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, media studies, and science and technology studies,” says the CCA.

Current topics of particular interest include: the digital turn in processes of design and communication in architecture; the transformation of the profession or discipline and its relationship to society past and present; the role of photography within architectural visual culture, especially in the digital era; the relationship of architecture to the environment, in terms of the ways architects use, impact, and understand nature; and the historical role of architecture in decolonization and in the contemporary figuration of the so-called Global South.

According to the CCA, research Fellows will be offered a residency at the CCA between June and August 2020, for a period of one to two months. Each Fellow will have access to a private office and receive a monthly stipend of $5,000, as well as additional financial support for travel expenses.

Based on the scope of the proposed research project, the CCA’s curatorial committee will determine the duration of the residency in discussion with each candidate in order to best support their project.

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.

To learn more about the Fellowship Program click here. For more information on the application guidelines and terms click here.