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Dr. Chris Dähne

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Art History Institute, Professor of Architectural History

Chris Dähne is an architect and architectural historian whose research focuses on the theoretical and practical influences on design of architectural culture through associated fields of knowledge and technology.
Since January 2020 postdoctoral researcher in the interdisciplinary project “architectures of order” at the Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M. 2018-2019 conducting research at the University Library Darmstadt establishing the DFG-project FID for science “BAUdigital/digital building” (starting 2020). Fourteen years of teaching at universities, including Art History Department at the Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M., Bauhaus-University Weimar, TU Darmstadt and the University of Applied Science Darmstadt. Residence as guest lecturer at TU Delft and as guest scientific at the Waseda University Tokyo (2012). From 2006-2008 she supervised and co-created an international study program in Seoul and Tokyo in conjunction with the Bauhaus-University Weimar. PHD at the Institute of History of Art, Architecture and Urbanism (IHAAU) TU Delft (2010) supported by a grant of the TU Delft and Thüringer Graduiertenförderung. Degrees from the TU Delft (M. Sc. Architecture, 2003) and University of Applied Science Darmstadt (Dipl. Interior Design, 2004).
Research topics: history and theory of modern architecture, media and technologies of the production, presentation and digital archiving of architecture and 3D-research data, Recent works and activities: „Die analogen Bilder digital entworfener Architektur“ (2020, forthcoming article, in: Wolkenkuckucksheim|Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, Zeitschrift zur Theorie der Architektur, Nr. 40 „Mediale Praktiken des architektonischen Entwerfens“), „Architektur ausstellen. Zur mobilen Anordnung des Immobilen (2015, publication and international conference together with Carsten Ruhl), „Utopia Computer. The ‚New‘ in Architecture?“ (2019, international conference together with Nathalie Bredella und Frederike Lausch an der UdK Berlin).