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CCA Visiting Scholars Program

As an international research institution and museum, the CCA operates in the spaces between architectural culture at large and academic discourse through exhibitions, publications, public events, and research programs. The Visiting Scholar Program, which was offered between 1997 and 2018, supported innovative, advanced research on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and design from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

At the CCA, we were welcoming scholars and professionals, who made use of the CCA Collection as a primary source, explored specific archives in depth, and produced critical and relevant (re)readings. The general objective of the Visiting Scholar Program was to foster intellectual debate and nurture an exchange with the CCA as well as with the scholarly community in Montreal and internationally.

Over the years, the CCA worked with visiting scholars at various stages in their careers whose disciplinary background ranges from history and theory of architecture, the city and landscape, as well as anthropology, geography, sociology, literature, and philosophy to emerging digital technology. In addition, the CCA welcomed applications from practicing architects, planners, urban designers, and landscape architects, other professionals active in critical practices related to the built environment, and cultural producers who carried out research on architecture from any disciplinary perspective.

As of 2019, the Visiting Scholars Program is replaced by the Research Fellowship Program, for research at postdoctoral and advanced academic levels, but also for experienced practitioners and cultural producers.

For updates on the Research Fellowship Program, please subscribe to the CCA newsletter.

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