Call for Application for a Fellowship on “Epistemological Enquiries in Architecture, Urban History and DesignPractices” in the 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 assemble 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 research stay of 1-3 months in Frankfurt am Main or Darmstadt, GER. Fellows are expected to work in Frankfurt or Darmstadt and to participate in the scientific life and events of the LOEWE research cluster “Architectures of Order”. The 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 theme.
The candidates are required to hold a PhD in the field of architecture and/or the humanities, including but not limited to architecture history, architecture
theory, art history, cultural and media studies, history of science, history, and sociology and have solid experience in the area selected for the proposal. The organizers accept applications from scholars of all career levels, and particularly welcome interest from early career researchers. Passive knowledge of German is desirable.
During their fellowship, the fellows are members of the research group. They are expected to actively participate in the events of the LOEWE research
cluster. The events are held partially in German and partially in English. At the beginning of the fellowship, the fellows have the opportunity to present their
project in an internal event. The results will then be presented in a final lecture. In addition, the fellows are expected to participate in the program by designing a workshop and by offering regular consultation hours to facilitate the exchange with doctoral students.
ApplicationPlease send your application including the following documents compiled in one PDF file by 1 March 2023 to Lena Holbein: firstname.lastname@example.org-
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
Proof of the successful completion of the required academic qualifications
This can be an article or a chapter from a more comprehensive piece of writing of at least 10 and no more than 20 pages.
Please provide contact details for two referees.
More information can be found here.