“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 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. ...
This talk marks the end of Marija Marić’s fellowship in the LOEWE research cluster “Architectures of Order”.
Lecture in the framework of the AO fellowship
lecture by Carsten Ruhl in the context of the lecture series “The Material Turn in Fine Arts” on January 28
The Closing Date for Applications is 15 January 2021
with Ulrike Haß and Frank Schmitz, moderated by Carsten Ruhl
(“On the social situation of architecture”), an essay by Carsten Ruhl, published in: WestEnd, Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung, 02 – 2020.
We commonly and ubiquitously use architectural metaphors in both everyday speech as well as various professional contexts. Yet we rarely, if at all, register this connection when we talk, for example, about software architects, thought constructs, pillars of society, the architecture of the brain or the façade a person puts up. At the same time, metaphors also feature prominently in the fields of architecture and urbanism, where they are being used for the development of design concepts and provide useful means to communicate, discuss and evaluate design features. Examples range from crystalline buildings to the fabric of a city, but also include Le Corbusier’s infamous description of houses as ‘machines for living in.’ ...