The CCCP program is structured to reflect this heterogeneity and the multiple sites and formats of exchange through which the field of architecture operates while at the same time sponsoring the ongoing critical development and interaction of such a matrix of practices and institutions. The program’s emphasis is thus on forging new critical, theoretical, and historical tools, and producing new and rigorous concepts and strategies for researching, presenting, displaying, and disseminating modern and contemporary architecture and closely related fields. The program is aimed primarily (but not exclusively) at those with a background in architecture who wish to advance and expand their critical and research skills in order to pursue professional and leadership careers as architectural critics, theorists, journalists, historians, editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, institute staff and directors, teachers, and research-based practitioners.
Students might be seeking further academic training or specialization after a professional degree or years of teaching, or even at mid-career. They might also have worked in a related field and be seeking an academic forum to develop additional specializations in architecture. The program also provides the highest level of preparatory training for application to PhD programs in architectural history and theory.
The CCCP program hosted a public lecture by Adrian Lahoud entitled, “Rights of Future Generations.” The second year CCCP class organized “Renegotiating Precarity,” a conference on new economies of labor, with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis, Andrew Ross, Peggy Deamer, and others. The program also held “CCCP@10” at Wadi Rum in the Jordanian desert. This event brought together graduates and friends of the program for a discussion and a series of presentations to mark and celebrate ten years of CCCP.