We’ve been publishing books since before we had a building, maintaining an interest in exploring our ideas through different formats and with different people, and circulating our conversations. Our books provide material for long-term reference, and sometimes complement our exhibitions. We bring together print, electronic, and online publishing as interrelated components of our overall efforts to catalyze dialogue in contemporary debates on architecture.

We typically produce our books with specialized independent publishers and sometimes in partnership with other cultural or academic organizations around the world. We also self-publish. You can find our available books at the CCA bookstore.

In addition to working in print, we publish across multiple digital formats, which include e-publications and audio and film documentaries. We publish in English and French, and we are increasingly publishing in other languages—including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.

A full history of our publishing activity is located in our publications timeline.

Not only a guide to our current and past activities, this website is also a publication project through which our thinking is developed and made accessible worldwide. Both a platform for contemporary discourse and an engine for research on architecture and the built environment, it addresses overlooked themes from different perspectives, opens new lines of inquiry, and gives visibility to new actors and perspectives.

Filippo Romano, photograph from the artist’s book Uncollected at CCA, PH2015:005:031, Canadian Centre for Architecture, gift of the artist.


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