The CCA invites interested students enrolled in a Canadian school of architecture, or adjacent degree program, to apply for a collaborative, two-month summer residency from 1 June to 31 July 2017, during which they will contribute to the development of a defined research project. The program offers Masters students the opportunity to encounter the CCA collection firsthand, through which they will gain valuable skills in historiography, including conducting archival research, developing a literature review, and writing. Moreover, with the support of CCA’s curatorial and publication staff, the students will develop appropriate formats for communicating and presenting their findings, both individually and collectively, as the culmination of their residency.
The 2017 Masters Students Program, titled “About Africa,” will be on the topic of development and aid in Africa. Today, there are many opportunities for architecture students and young architects to research and design the built environment of Africa. How might studying past design interventions carried out in in the name of research, aid, or development allow us to develop a more critical and informed perspective on current initiatives and their visions of the future of Africa, and of the Global South more broadly?
For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit the program page.