power corporation of canada awards
The Power Corporation of Canada Awards 2013 encourage students at the Masters level in
Canadian architecture schools to take part in a collaborative project of 3 months at the CCA Study
Centre on the topic of (Sensitive) Urban Intelligence (for Spatial Practice).
Safety, bottom-up politics, integration, participation, locality and sustainability, break of cultural, institutional, and behavioral barriers… These are some of the sensitive issues that affect the organizational structure of our physical environment and the strategic interests of its different stakeholders.
The challenges emerging from the growing urban population, the contiguity of slums and urban consolidated neighborhoods, the rapid environmental changes, issues of food supplying in overpopulated areas, are under the scrutiny of major international institutions,such as United Nations, FAO, and World Bank. The spatial strategies adopted by national and international organizations promote environmental awareness and social justice. They search for combining economic growth with the needfor more efficient and more inclusive cities.
The project (Sensitive) Urban Intelligence (for Spatial Practice) focuses on case studies in North American communities. It aims at mapping current spatial practices with the objective to develop a body of knowledge on the idea of “sensitive planning” related to the integration of multicultural values in a composite and more inclusive environment.
Eligibility and Terms of Residency
All students currently enrolled in professional and post-professional Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Environmental Design, or Master of Urban Design programs in Canada are eligible for this award, regardless of citizenship. The Power Corporation Award provides a total stipend of $7,000 CAD to cover the travel, housing, and living expenses of each recipient for a 3-month residency in Montréal from 15 June to 15 September 2013. Three recipients will be selected to work together and in collaboration with CCA curatorial staff. The residency and research project must be completed by Sunday, 15 September 2013. The Award is non-renewable.
Power Corporation of Canada Award Recipients
The ForestBenoît-Simon Lagacé, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Julia Smachylo, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Mark Woytiuk, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Announcement: The Forest