The relationship between architecture and order with regards to institutions, knowledge, media, and subject formation is investigated through four modes of order, which simultaneously form the four project areas of this research focus.

Section A – Order as Control

Order as control focuses on social-institutional, political and economic order in its intertwining with the actions of power and architectural modelling. The central questions are under which conditions and with which goals implicit and explicit architectures of order are formed and to what extent they are connected with processes of rationalization and scientific research in archival, institutional, legal and economic concepts of order.

A1 – Managing, Building, Archiving: Corporate architecture at the Roman Curia during the Early Modern Period

Cecilia Cristellon, Birgit Emich, Sebastian Glunz, Institute of History at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

A2 – Corporate architecture: Legal structures and built spaces as ordering regimes of corporate modernity

Pietro Cesari, Daniel Damler, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Frankfurt am Main

Section B – Order as Knowledge

Order as knowledge is focused on cultural, technical and scientific practices of order that decisively influence concepts of knowledge, profession and architecture. The architectural and scientific-historical perspective sheds light on the extent to which the architectural discourse since the early modern era has, on the one hand, been integrated into the respective order of knowledge and, on the other, whether it has, in turn, shaped social concepts of order and rationality.

B1 – Orders of knowledge and the Early Modern Architecture theory

Hans Aurenhammer, Susanna Thelen, Art History Institute at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

B2 – Concepts of order in the study of architecture: Knowledge transfer and visualization strategies

Christina Clausen, Daniela Grotz, Christiane Salge, Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt

B3 – Architectures of algorithmic order

Nadja Gaudillière, Oliver Tessmann, Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt

Section C – Order as Design

Order as design revolves around media dispositives, architectural practices and their social negotiation processes. The theoretical, media-scientific and urbanistic implications of the topic are examined by inquiring about the architectural order of plan-rational media, its significance for the reflection of social practices of order in art, and the social negotiation of designs for order in architecture and the city.

C1 – Parallel projection as ‘symbolic form’

Chris Dähne, Sara Hillnhütter, Art History Institute at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Barbara Wittmann, Institute for Art History, Art Theory and Aesthetics at the Berlin University of the Arts

C2 – Contentious urban order: Contemporary reconstruction processes

Nina Gribat, Department of Urban Planning at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg, Leonie Plänkers, Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt

C3 – Architectural concepts of order in long-term artistic projects since 1980

Sina Brückner-Amin, Rembert Hüser, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Section D – Order as Subjectification

Order as subjectification seeks to examine the influence of socially traditional and institutionalized practices of order on the emergence and consolidation of various forms of subjectification. Against the background of sociological, technological-historical and architectural-theoretical questions, the significance of architectural subject constructions for the assertion and enforcement of social narratives of order in the field of tension between art and technology will be explored.

D1 – The image of the architect: Constructions of the subject and social notions of order between Enlightenment and modernity

Sarah Borree, Moritz Röger, Carsten Ruhl, Art History Institute at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

D2 – Discourses of masculinity in architecture between art and technology

Tanja Paulitz, Stephanie Knuth, Department of History and Social Sciences at the Technical University Darmstadt