Project Type: Fundamental+Action Research

This research aims to better understand how public spaces can be used to heighten awareness to multi-modal mobility options in the city of Montreal. This is a SSHRC funded parternship project.
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Project Type: Fundamental Research

Through the liens of didacticism and dialecticism, eco art and design projects in North America, from 1992-2017, are studied such that we may deconstruct and explore  how they offer eco-lessons" to the communities, locally, nationally, and internationally, depending on its reach. This is a SSHRC funded project.
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Project Type: Co-edited Book Collection

A book collection co-edited by Carmela Cucuzzella and Sherif Goubran, that explores scales of sustainability along a series of themes.
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Project Type: Knowledge Mobilization

This project links together academics, students, community, and business leaders to address sustainability challenges together. It therefore serves as a medium for transdisciplinary scientific research requiring citizen-engagement while also creating a measurable impact with regards to sustainable living.
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Project Type: Fundamental Research

Through the lens of symbolic forms, this research aims to understand the way in which environmental strategies influence the imaginary and design of public architecture.
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Project Type: Fundamental Research

A study on how biological metaphors and naturalistic analogies are framing sustainability in the built environment. The main corpus of this research are architectural, urban and landscape architecture design competitions in Canada between 1992-2012
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Completed Projects

Project Type: Co-edited Journal (series)

LEAP Cahiers de Recherche 3, a co-edited journal by Carmela Cucuzzella and Cynthia Hammond, explores the potential of didacticism in architecture and in public spatial design. This critical perspective includes work from professors and graduate students in architecture, design and art history.
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Project Type: Pedagogical Research

Originally launched by the US Department of Energy (DOE) in 2002, China International Solar Decathlon Competition is a green energy building competition involving participants from universities from four continents. The 2017 competition will be held in Dezhou, China.
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Project Type: Lecture Series

This series of workshops brought together speakers from a variety of disciplines where climate change was not seen as a constraint but rather an opportunity for identifying new ways of making, new ways of living, new ways of being in the city.
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Project Type: Co-edited Book

This book comprises a series of 22 case studies by renowned experts and new scholars in the field of architecture competition research. In 2015, it constitutes the most comprehensive survey of the dynamics behind the definition, organization, judging, archiving and publishing of architectural, landscape and urban design competitions in the world.
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Project Type: Illustrated Book + Performance

This book is at once linear and fragmented. The reading of both words and images is provoked through the browsing performance of the accordion book.
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Project Type: Guest Editor, Special Edition

This special issue of Muséologies explores ways that contemporary art museums are facing the challenges of exhibiting research as a result of a creative process. What are the challenges for the exhibitor (artists, researchers, curators)?
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Project Type: Colloquium Organization

This colloquium organized in the context of ACFAS at Concordia highlighted the question of contemporary controversies and contradictions in architectural practice. The program included international speakers.
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Project Type: Pedagogical Research

Detroit living labs explores ways in which marginalized public spaces can be used as spaces for vitality, encounters and urban revitalization. Design explorations are done through analogical thinking.
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Project Type: Fundamental Research

This research project constructed a series of cartographies to better understand the direction in which public planners articulate and commission public architectural projects.
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Project Type: Lecture Series

This lecture series in 2013-2014 was co-organized by Carmela Cucuzzella, Chris Moore and Andrew Forster, all from the department of Design and Computation Arts. This lecture series highlighted the question of critical inquiry in design.
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Project Type: Lecture Series

This lecture series in 2012-2013 was co-organized by Carmela Cucuczzella, Chris Moore and Andrew Forster. It included key Quebec practitioners and academics rethinking the practice and discipline of design.
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Project Type: Pedagogical Experiment

DART 632, a master studio course entitled Public Spaces and Analogical Thinking collaborated with the Grand Jardins borough to re-imagine the public spaces in the downtown Concordia campus.
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