PhD Studentship: Shaping Postcolonial Worlds. Birkbeck (University of London)

Shaping Postcolonial Worlds: Otto Koeningsberger, Global Architecture and the Networks of the International Planning Consultant

Birkbeck, University of London and the Architectural Association Archive invite applications for a three-year or six-year part-time Collaborative Doctoral Award beginning 1 October 2019. This PhD research, supported through the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, will examine the post-WW2 work and influence of Otto Koenigsberger (1908-99) as part of the postwar phenomenon of the international planning consultant.

Application deadline: Friday 3 May 2019, 12 noon

This funded PhD is concerned with how architectural knowledge related to these networks and their modes of dissemination. The objective is to use Koenigsberger’s work and career to engage with a set of issues around architectural modernism and its relation to modes of knowledge and power in the first postwar phase of globalisation. While Koenigsberger’s work will be at the heart of the project, it might also draw on comparisons with other similar experts using the range of secondary material that has been published in recent years.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit this link.

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