Canadian Centre for Architecture

Catalina Mejia Moreno (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution


The objective of the collective research project “Architecture and/for Photography” is to understand if and how a photography collection such as the CCA’s is capable of fostering critical reflection on architectural practice, public education, civic memory, and social awareness. Following an international “call for captions” and a peer-review process, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and cultural producers was selected to work out micro-histories of the relationships between architecture and photography. Through workshops and residencies at the CCA in Montreal, the interdisciplinary team of researchers developed a collaborative, transversal approach that built on their different perspectives to question the role of photography in shaping the built environment.


Francesca Ammon
University of Pennsylvania, United States

Davide Deriu
University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Reto Geiser
Rice University, United States

Sara Goldsmith
Editor/writer, United Kingdom

Catalina Mejia Moreno
University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Bas Princen
Photographer, Switzerland and the Netherlands

Mika Savela
Aalto University, Finland

Peter Sealy
Harvard GSD, United States


Brian Dillon
Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

Karen Irvine
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, United States

Stefano Graziani
Photographer, Italy

Jesus Vassallo
Rice University, United States

Peer Reviewers:

David Gissen
California College of the Arts, United States

Armin Linke
Photographer, Germany
PeriodMay 2016Sep 2017
VisitingCanadian Centre for Architecture
Degree of RecognitionInternational