CA+AT is a research-through-traveling program open to professionals in the creative fields aimed to explore the relationship between architecture, landscape, and art.

Following the founder’s previous experience in Japan exploring contemporary architecture projects, in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 CA+AT visited the innovative Setouchi & Benesse Art Sites in Japan on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima, and nearby art sites, including the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum and Awaji Island.

See more in the Past Editions page

Read Francesca Cigola full reportage for Design Milk (our media partner for the 2017 tour) here:

Off the Beaten Path. Experience Modern Architecture in Japan

2017 partner


CA+AT Founder and Program Curator

Francesca Cigola is an architect, writer, and curator based in New York. Her research, articles, and book “Art Parks. A Tour of America’s Sculpture Parks and Gardens”, (Princeton Architectural Press | Sassi Editore, 2013) focus on the relationship between architecture, landscape, and art as a tool of regeneration within the contemporary built environment. She is the co-founder of m[h]ouselab, a creative platform based in New York that promotes cultural programs in the field of architecture and design through research, editorial, and exhibitions projects. She is a contributing writer from New York for Domus and Paysage Topscape. Her writings and work have been featured in international architecture, design, and art magazines including Elle Decor, Il Post, Design Milk, Constructs Yale Architecture, The Art Newspaper, Arte Magazine, Art+Auction, Corriere Della Sera, Life+Times, International Sculpture Center, among others.