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Do 14.12.2017


• Auditorium des DAM
Schaumainkai 43
60596 Frankfurt am Main


Attention Spans, Multiple Takes, and Possibilities that Seem Distant at First

Giovanna Borasi

The CCA is an institution that attempts to transform the thinking, studying, and producing architecture through exposing the field to curatorial approaches, processes of interrogation, and the rearranging of ideas in ways that respond to contemporary cultural contexts. The CCA Collection, international in scope, is held with the conviction that works and archives can contribute to contemporary debate in architecture, through new, flexible, and responsive systems (or ways of working) that re-think and re-order archival material inside different frames of reference.

Giovanna Borasi joined the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) as Curator for Contemporary Architecture in 2005 and became Chief Curator in 2014. With a background in architecture, she initiated her career as an editor and writer, recently as Deputy Editor in Chief for Abitare (2011 – 2013) and for Lotus International (1998 – 2005) and Lotus Navigator (2000 – 2004). Her exhibitions and related books shape contemporary discussion in architecture with a particular attention to alternative ways of practicing and evaluating architecture, and how environmental, political and social issues are influencing today’s urbanism and built environment.