03.01.2006 | what’s on
by Centre Canadien d´Architecture
CCA Canadian Center for Architecture
Conceived in homage to architect James Stirling, who believed that urban design is integral to the practice of architecture and a vital topic for public
debate, the James Stirling Memorial Lectures competition was inaugurated in November 2003 as a unique forum for the advancement of critical perspectives on the role of urban design and urban architecture in the development of the urban environment worldwide.
The intent of the bi-annual lecture competition is to promote innovative approaches to urban phenomena, and to re-position architecture at the centre of debates on the city of the 21st century. We are seeking proposals for research projects that provoke critical as well as theoretical debate and simultaneously advance practical knowledge.
The 2004–2005 James Stirling Lecture prize was awarded to Teddy Cruz of San Diego for “Border Postcards: Chronicles from the Edge,” a project advancing new urban strategies for the international border zone spanning San Diego and Tijuana. The jury unanimously agreed that Cruz’s blend of theory and design, and his particular attention to the informal city were significant contemporary reflections on the way James Stirling approached urban design.
The 2006–2007 James Stirling Lecture will be presented in two versions, the first in autumn 2006 at the CCA in Montréal, and a second in fall
2007 at the LSE in London. The Stirling Lecturer will receive an award of $5,000 CAD, in addition to travel expenses in connection with the
Montréal and London presentations.
For details: http://www.cca.qc.ca/stirling/