Two Ph.D. students awarded TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants


Ph.D. students Heather Braiden and Ayca Koseoglu have received TD Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grants for 2014. These grants are offered to doctoral students in architecture, in humanities and in social sciences in Canadian universities to facilitate access to the CCA Collection during residencies of one to three months at the Study Centre in the Summer of 2014. All students currently enrolled in a doctoral program in humanities and social sciences in Canada are eligible for this award, regardless of citizenship. The grant provides a monthly stipend of $2,000 CAD to cover the travel, housing, and living expenses of each recipient for a residency in Montreal. This year, the CCA gave priority to research proposals that address the history and theory of contemporary architecture. Braiden's project is titled "Rhetorics of Infrastructure: The Visual, Textual, and Cultural History of Three Montreal Bridges" and Koseoglu's is titled "Urban Transformations in Modern Turkey: Constructing Memory, Identity and Architecture through Istanbul’s Public Squares."