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So Much to Learn: Canadian Centre for Architecture 2002 - 2003 Research Fellowships Awarded

Scholars from five countries take on research projects; applications for next year are due in November.

by ArchNewsNow
May 24, 2002

The Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has awarded seven research fellowships as part of its 2002 – 2003 Visiting Scholars Program. This year, the Study Centre’s Selection Committee, an international body of architects and scholars, reviewed proposals from more than 11 countries, and awarded seven fellowships to applicants from Canada, France, Italy, UK, and US. The studies range from the 17th century Roman painter/architect Pietro da Cortona and the 19th century French architect Viollet-le-Duc, to modern architectural theory (1750-1968) and the remapping of Tokyo’s urbanscape.


Created for scholars and architects conducting research at the post-doctoral level, the Program supports advanced research in architectural history and thought. While in residence, visiting scholars are invited to participate in activities, such as seminar programs and an annual conference, designed to promote the exchange of ideas and stimulate the development of new research projects. Through its Visiting Scholars Program and related activities, the CCA Study Centre seeks to establish a continuing forum for discussion on the art of architecture as a cultural endeavor.


Candidates for the Visiting Scholars Program submit proposals within any field of research in architectural history, theory, and criticism. The Program encourages interdisciplinary research projects in fields such as landscape architecture, photography, and film history.


Applications for the 2003–2004 Visiting Scholars Program are due November 1, 2002. Guidelines and application forms are available online at the CCA Study Centre site (in English and French).


Fellowships are awarded annually to seven to fifteen advanced scholars coming from the Americas, Europe, and other regions of the world to pursue their individual research during a stay of three to eight months; scholars are provided stipends, private offices, and administrative and research support. Research fellowships are awarded for residency periods of three to eight months.


2002-2003 Fellowship winners are:


Chiara Baglione, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy

Topic: Becoming an Architect in the Rome of Urban VIII: Architectural Training and Early Works of Pietro da Cortona


Laurent Baridon, Université Marc Bloch, France

Topic: Dinocrate ou l'architecte en représentation


Martin Bressani, McGill University, Canada

Topic: Surface into Depth: A Tracing of Viollet-le-Duc's Constructive Imagination


Sandra Buckley, McGill University, Canada

Topic: The Architecture of Mobility: Remapping the Tokyo Urbanscape


Annie Gérin, University of Regina, Canada

Topic: The Gallicization of Montreal: Public Art and Architecture During the Quiet Revolution


Harry Mallgrave, Independant Researcher, United States

Topic: Modern Architectural Theory, 1750-1968


Spyros Papapetros, The Warburg Institute, United Kingdom

Topic: Animated History - Inorganic Culture


As a museum and study center founded in 1979, the Canadian Centre for Architecture is devoted to the art of architecture, past and present. It is dedicated to the conviction that architecture, as part of the social and natural environment, is a public concern, and fosters the understanding of architectural ideas through advanced research, public exhibitions, scholarly publications, and conferences. The exceptional resources of the CCA’s library and collections of prints and drawings, photographs, and archives offer scholars a wealth of primary and secondary material for advanced research in the history, theory, and practice of architecture.


The CCA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.


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The CCA was founded in 1979 based on the conviction that architecture, as part of the social and natural environment, is a public concern.

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