May 12, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The CCA Study Centre has awarded five research fellowships as part of its 2007-2008 Visiting Scholars Program. Created for scholars and architects from around the world who are conducting research at a post-doctoral level, the program allows researchers to pursue their work during residencies of three to eight months. Candidates for the Visiting Scholars Program submit proposals within any field of research in architectural history, theory, and criticism.
The Study Centre Consultative Committee, an international body of architects and scholars, reviewed 35 proposals from 12 countries and awarded fellowships to the following researchers:
Vittoria Di Palma, Columbia University, United States
Nikola Jankovic, cole Nationale Suprieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, France
Subject: Biomodernisme ou le conditionnement de la vie. Une histoire critique (1928-1954)
Juliet Koss, Scripps College, Claremont College, United States
Subject: The USSR in Construction: Architectonics, Architectons, Architecture
Caroline Maniaque, cole d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, France
Subject: French Architects and North-American Culture and Counter-culture
Christine Mehring, Yale University, United States
Subject: Abstraction, Decoration, and Design in the 20th Century
2007 Summer Seminars Schedule
Beginning May 10, the 2007 Visiting Scholars and invited lecturers present their ongoing research during a series of seminars on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Shaughnessy House. The public is invited to attend every Thursday throughout the months of May, June, July and August (excluding June 7 and August 30). Admission is free but seating is limited. Reservations recommended; please call 514.939.7001 ext. 1409.
For the most current schedule of seminars and information on scholars and research topics please visit www.cca.qc.ca/seminars.
Inaugurated in September 1997, the CCA 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.
The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded in 1979 on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.