Canadian Centre for Architecture
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) was founded in 1979 as a new form of cultural institution to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice.
The CCA offers since 2010 two curatorial opportunities: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture.
Young Curator Program: The Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project on the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design during a residency of 3 months at the CCA.
The Young Curator Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project related to the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. In order to sustain the development of the selected project the CCA offers a period of residency of 3 months in Montreal. The CCA encourages a wide range of proposals, like for example a physical or virtual exhibition, an editorial project, seminars and research colloquiums, or a series of public events, workshops and more. Projects based around the CCA Collection are welcome. Interdisciplinary and collaborative practices are encouraged. Proposals must introduce an innovative curatorial approach that would constitute a contribution to the contemporary discourse on architecture.The selected candidate will implement his / her curatorial direction, become acquainted with the CCA’s institutional knowledge and vision, explore the institution’s resources, library and collection holdings, to develop the proposed project. CCA will provide assistance and support to the realization of the selected project, according to the curatorial guidelines of the institution.
Curatorial Internships: With the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada, the Curatorial Internships are designed to share the CCA’s expertise with students and recent graduates in design disciplines, arts and humanities. One or two selected candidates will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CCA’s collection, exhibition, and research programs through a 6 to 9 month internship.
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