The Centre for Research Architecture’s overall pedagogical approach is conceived as a “roundtable” where the encounter of learning is structured non-hierarchically “around” ideas and research that are literally put forward onto the table for discussion. During the autumn, winter, and spring terms, two-day-long seminars are organised as Roundtable discussions of PhD research projects.

Each of these Roundtables is supplemented by invited guests who bring relevant scholarly knowledge or practices into the Centre. Student and guest presentations, along with assigned readings, provide the common conceptual ground for discussion of work and ideas at the CRA.

Some of the past guests include: Shela Sheikh, James Parker, David Wengrow, Adam Bobbette, The Otolith Group, Radha D’Souza, Thomas Keenan, Adrian Lahoud, Lumumba Di-Aping, Arun Agrawal, Nadine El-Enany, Suhail Malik, Brenna Bhandar, Dilip da Cunha, Cooking Sections, Marco Ferrari, Laleh Khalili, Kader Attia, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Astrida Neimanis, Radhika Subramaniam, Louise Amoore, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ross Exo Adams, Christina Sharpe, Esther Leslie, Heather Davis, Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Jussi Parikka, Jennifer Gabrys, Zygmunt Bauman, Rob Nixon, James C. Scott, James Bridle, Jonas Staal, Michel Feher, Trevor Paglen, Laura Kurgan, Graham Harman, Bruno Latour, Hito Steyerl, Sandro Mezzadra, China Mieville, Avery Gordon, Pelin Tan, Adi Ophir, Michael Taussig, Stefano Harney, Keller Easterling, AbdouMaliq Simone, TJ Demos, Alberto Toscano, Michel Agier, Ursula Biemann, DAAR

Explore the history of our Roundtables here.