LOEWE Research Cluster Architectures of Order Fellowship Program
Architectures of Order is an interdisciplinary research project (2020-2023) of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Technical University of Darmstadt, with the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum as associated partners. Comprising 26 members, the project is concerned with an investigation of architecture as a cultural practice of ordering, that manifests aesthetically, materially, spa-tially, discursively as well as epistemologically. Hence, the project is as much interested in the influence that architecture exercises on societal, cultural, scientific and technological practices of ordering as it is in how ar-chitectural practices of ordering are shaped by society, culture and sci-ence. It furthermore focuses especially on exploring the interaction be-tween these two territories. Given the interdisciplinary nature of its scope, the project assembles expertise from the fields of architectural history and theory, history, sociology, cultural and media studies, and design theory, further complementing them with competences in architectural design and media practice.
The fellowship program aims to expand the thematic scope and expertise of the resident research group as well as its national and international net-works. It provides two fellows per year with the opportunity to spend a re-search stay of 1-3 months in Frankfurt am Main, GER. One fellow each year will be selected and invited directly by the research group, the other is openly advertised. We accept applications from scholars at all career levels (applicants are required to hold a PhD).
The work of the fellow should demonstrate connections with the goals of the project as well as its annual research themes, which are:
2020 – Architecture as Metaphor
2021 – Built Order
2022 – Designing Order
2023 – Order/Chaos
The annual theme for 2020, Architecture as Metaphor is also the topic of the international conference Architecture_Metaphor, organized by the LOEWE research project and scheduled for 6.-7. November 2020 at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.