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 further- more 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.
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, GER. Fellows are expected to work in Frankfurt and to participate in the scientific life and events of the LOEWE research cluster “Architectures of Order” (pandemic situation permitting). Organizers 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:
2022 – Designing Order
2023 – Order/Chaos
Please send your application including the following documents compiled in one PDF file by 14 November 2021 to Lena Holbein: firstname.lastname@example.org- frankfurt.de
Project proposal – approximately 1000 words:
The proposal should briefly introduce the research project and address how it connects to the aims of the LOEWE project and the annual theme. It is also supposed to demonstrate the relevance of the project, locate it within current debates and specify your goals and plans for the fellowship.
Work schedule – approximately 500 words:
Please provide a brief schedule that demonstrates how you plan to spend your time during the fellowship.
A CV of no more than 4 pages
More information can be found in the full call.