The LOEWE Research Cluster Architectures of Order is an interdisciplinary research project (2020-2023) of the Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt, with the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and the Deutsche 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.
The Architectures of Order (AO) Fellowship Program aims to expand the thematic scope and expertise of the resident research group of the project 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. One fellow each year will be selected and invited directly by the research group, the other is openly advertised. We are inviting applications from applicants at all career levels who hold at least 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:
- 2020 – Architecture as Metaphor
- 2021 – Built Order
- 2022 – Designing Order
- 2023 – Order/Chaos