Funding approved for new Research Training Group involving Goethe University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for the new “Organizing architecture” Research Training Group (GRK) involving Goethe University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt. It has its origins in the LOEWE Research Cluster „Architectures of Order”, which was funded by the RMU Initiative Funding for Research and was completed by the end of 2023. 

The GRK considers architectures to be spaces for dynamic negotiation processes that are directly and inextricably interconnected with organizational forms such as institutions, networks and discourses. These fields of research provide a structure for the GRK’s research program. This will make it possible to productively combine a wide range of theoretical-conceptual, disciplinary and methodological approaches and to analyze the complex field of organized and organizing architectures at the interface between theory and practice. 

Twelve researchers of Goethe University Frankfurt, TU Darmstadt, University of Kassel and the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory Frankfurt from the fields of architectural history, social, cultural, legal and historical sciences as well as architecture and urban planning will work together in the new GRK. Its spokesperson is Professor Carsten Ruhl from the Institute of Art History at Goethe University, deputy spokesperson is Sybille Frank, Professor for Urban and Spatial Sociology in the Department of History and Social Sciences at TU Darmstadt. 

Funding for the „Organizing architectures” GRK will start on 1 October 2024, for a period of five years and with a funding amount of about 8.1 million euros. 

Press release Goethe University Frankfurt of 10 May 2024 (in German)
Report by TU Darmstadt of 10 May 2024
Press release DFG of 10 May 2024 (in German)