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Opening 31 May
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English tours of the exhibition in the main galleries take place Wednesday through Sunday at 2pm, with an additional tour at 5pm on Thursday

French tours of the exhibition in the main galleries take place Wednesday through Sunday at 2:30pm, with an additional tour at 5:30pm on Thursday

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Educating Architects

Four courses by Kenneth Frampton
Exhibition, Octagonal gallery, 31 May to 24 September

Amid education reform in American schools of architecture in the 1970s, Kenneth Frampton was integral in transforming the curriculum of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture & Planning. In particular, he designed and taught what became three core courses: the theory seminar “Comparative Critical Analysis,” the history lectures “Thresholds of Modern Architecture,” and the housing studio unit on the “Perimeter Block.” In the 1990s, he started teaching “Studies in Tectonic Culture,” which also became a long-standing history and theory course.

Structured around the syllabi of these four courses, this exhibition showcases Frampton’s archive—recently arrived at the CCA—to illustrate his multi-generational impact on the landscape of architecture education. Encompassing drawings, models, photographs, proposals, papers, lectures, slide shows, essays, monographs, letters, and autobiographical documents, the exhibition highlights how Frampton’s pedagogical methods and concerns were instrumental in shaping the discipline and profession of architecture internationally.

Curator: Kim Förster, CCA