ANN: Lecture series "Designed Orders"

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November 3, 2022 to February 2, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Law and Legal History, Urban Design and Planning

The LOEWE Research Cluster "Architectures of Order" cordially invites you to the public lecture series DESIGNED ORDERS in the winter semester 2022/23.

The architectural design process aims to create new orders and at the same time is, itself, structured by its practical, technical, social, and legal frameworks. The lecture series in the 2022/2023 summer and winter semester traces this double relation. Each design imagines the future and represents an attempt to create a new spatial – and thus always social – order. This projective access to the unknown and unthought places planning conventions, construction standards, legal requirements and established architectural, urbanistic and social ideas in relation to each other rethinks them, and makes them dynamic. The lecture series asks how design structures the interaction of these different and heterogeneous factors and what roles the conditions, norms, and tools of design play.

Upcoming lectures:

CARSTEN RUHL, DENNIS POHL (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.)
Mediated Orders: Material, Media, and Discourse in Architecture

STEFAN KÖGL (Siemens-AG, Berlin)
Siemensstadt Square – Die zehn Dimensionen der hybriden Stadt

ALLA VRONSKAYA (Universität Kassel)
The Talent-Meter: Space, Labor, and Architecture in Soviet Russia

ALBENA YANEVA (University of Manchester)
Disruptions: Architecture at the Time of Pandemic Upheavals

HÉLÈNE JANNIÈRE (Université Rennes 2 – Haute Bretagne)
Criteria and Instruments of Criticism: The Quest for an Architectural Specificity

Othering Displayed: Racialized Spacemaking of German Exhibitions


The events take place at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall Center, Hall 8, on the Westend Campus of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Recordings of the individual lectures can be found on LOEWE's Vimeo channel:

“Architectures of Order” is an interdisciplinary research project (2020-2023) undertaken by the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Technical University of Darmstadt, with the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory 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, and discursively, as well as epistemologically.

Contact Info: 

Lena Holbein

LOEWE Research Cluster “Architectures of Order”