Designed Orders
Desmond Paul Henry: Drawing Machine
6:00 pm (c.t.)
Goethe University Frankfurt, Westend Campus, HZ 8

Lecture Series

Designed Orders

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 traced 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 asked how design structures the interaction of these different and heterogeneous factors and what roles the conditions, norms, and tools of design play.


Lectures in the winter semester 2022/23:

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


Recordings of each presentation in the winter semester are provided on the AO Vimeo channel.


Lectures in the summer semester 2022:

CLAUDIA MAREIS (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Combinatorial Creativity: Designing and Inventing Between Order and Contingency

LIONEL DEVLIEGER (Ghent University, RotorDC)
Assembling Fragments: Designing with Salvaged Building Components

NATHALIE BREDELLA (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) mit NICK FÖRSTER (Technische Universität München) und BENJAMIN BEIL (Universität Köln)
Tools of Play: Planungsstrategien der Metastadt

HAUKE HORN (Universität Mainz)
Eine Frage des Geldes? Immobilienwirtschaft und Kommunalpolitik als ordnende Kräfte bei Planung und Bau von Bankhochhäusern in Frankfurt a. M.

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