Each summer the CCA holds Toolkit for Today, a week of seminars, workshops, and public events that invites scholars to open their toolboxes and share their methods with the participants of our Doctoral Students Program.
This year’s Toolkit, Activisms, focuses on the different forms that engaged practice can take for scholars of architecture. But what counts as activism? We want to explore how social and political agendas challenge and shape the disciplines that study and teach architecture. How can architectural research be mobilized in the service of society? In what ways does the academy enable or limit meaningful action?
To discuss these questions and others, from 9 to 13 July, we host one researcher every evening to engage, through their work, the topics of the social production of space, decolonized pedagogy, redensified housing, gender parity, and racial politics in architecture. We invite the public to join the doctoral students in considering how their work can produce change.