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Dr. Frederike Lausch

— Scientific Coordination

TU Darmstadt, Architecture and Art History

Frederike Lausch is a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at Technical University Darmstadt. Her research focuses on architecture’s relationship to politics and philosophy in the 20th and 21st century.
She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in 2019. In her doctoral thesis she investigated the translation processes between Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and the US-American architectural discourse of the Anyone Corporation (published with Transcript 2021). During her doctoral studies, she was part of the research project on “Mimetic Practices in Recent Architecture“ within the DFG research group “Media and Mimesis” (2014–2017). She previously studied architecture at the Bauhaus University (B.Sc. 2011, M.Sc. 2014) and at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Erasmus). Her Master Thesis “Architektenausbildung in Weimar: 29 Lebensläufe zwischen DDR und BRD” [Architecture Education in Weimar: 29 biographies between the GDR and reunited Germany] was published in 2015.

She worked as a researcher and lecturer at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main (2014–2018) and at RWTH Aachen University (2020–2021). She held a fellowship in 2019 from the Wüstenrot Foundation to conduct the research and book project “Fascism and Architecture. Max Bächer’s confrontation with Albert Speer”.

As project coordinator, she co-developed in 2017 the Center for Critical Studies in Architecture (CCSA), a cooperation between the Institute of Art History at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, the Architecture Department at Technical University Darmstadt and the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt am Main, and she coordinated in 2019 the implementation of the ongoing research project “Architecture and Order”, funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.

She is member of the management board of Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft e.V., an association for interdisciplinary academic exchange on architecture.