Find and Tell
Drawings, books, textual documents, models, photographs, and archives of full works or projects are all part of what is conceived at the CCA as “one collection.” As a whole, it presents a broad and multifaceted idea of architecture, and becomes a source for the production of knowledge.
The Find and Tell program promotes new readings that highlight the intellectual relevance of particular aspects of this collection today. It is conceived as a series of residencies in which invited experts are asked to put forward arguments about our holdings by making a significant selection and interpretation of material within an archive or the photography collection. The curated selection can be based on key areas or periods, key projects, or a topical interest the expert thinks should be revealed.
Over the past years, the CCA has been working to ensure discoverability of this collection by a broad international audience. Given the size of the collection and its strong integration with research, CCA has decided to redefine this work as an opportunity to rethink the scope of its collection. Instead of reducing digitization and online accessibility to a technical operation, the program uses it to produce new ideas. This strategy is particularly relevant with archives, as their intellectual construction cannot be reduced to a set of samples or a disparate assemblage of individual objects.
Following each residency, the material selected by the experts is made available through the CCA website, accompanied by an essay that supports their specific curatorial approach.
Find and Tell is a project funded within the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal by the City of Montréal and Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.
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