Architectures of Order Practices and Discourses between Design and Knowledge

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"Architectures of Order" refers to the importance of order techniques in architectural practices and focuses on the relevance of architectural thought in social discourses. The project takes this context into account by understanding architecture as a cultural ordering practice that operates at the interfaces of control, knowledge, design and subjectivation. It asks, first, about the creation of order through architecture, second, about the significance of architecture for nonarchitectural order narratives, and third, about the interaction of both spheres. The project bundles competences in architectural history, history, cultural and media studies, sociology and design theory and integrates architectural design and media practice.

LOEWE Research Cluster


  • Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Max Planck Institute for European Legal History  

Fields of study

  • Digital design
  • Design and urban planning
  • History of the early modern period
  • History and theory of architecture
  • Sociology of culture and knowledge
  • art history, art studies, art theory
  • Media Sciences
  • Legal history

Funding period

since 2020

Project Coordinator

  • Professor Dr Carsten Ruhl, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • Professor Dr Christiane Salge, Technical University of Darmstadt 


  • Frankfurt am Main

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