FELLOWSHIP: Architectures of Order (AO) – Fellowship Program. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

FELLOWSHIP: Architectures of Order (AO) – Fellowship Program. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

LOEWE Research Cluster Architectures of Order. 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, spatially, 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 architectural practices of ordering are shaped by society, culture and science. It furthermore focuses especially on exploring the interaction between 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.
Fellowship Program. The fellowship program aims to expand the thematic scope and expertise of the resident research group as well as its national and international networks. It provides two fellows per year with the opportunity to spend a research stay of 1-3 months in Frankfurt am Main. One fellow each year will be selected and invited directly by the research group, the other is openly advertised. Applications are accepted 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 (2020 – Architecture as Metaphor, 2021 – Built Order, 2022 – Designing Order, 2023 – Order/Chaos).
Applicant Requirements. In accordance with the interdisciplinary scope of the research project, the fellowship program welcomes applications from diverse disciplinary backgrounds including those but not restricted to the areas of expertise already represented by its resident members (architectural history and theory, art history, cultural and media studies, history, sociology and design theory).
The full description of the fellowship program can be downloaded here.
Application. Please send your application including the following documents (see the extended description in the downloadable document above) compiled in one PDF file by 1 July 2020 to Linda Walther: walther@kunst.uni-frankfurt.de

  • Project proposal – approximately 1000 words
  • Work schedule – approximately 500 words
  • CV of no more than 4 pages
  • Writing sample
  • Contact details for two referees.

For more information or with questions, please contact Dr. des. Linda Walther at walther@kunst.uni-frankfurt.de

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