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Research at the department for Architecture and Art 20th/21st Century focuses on the history and theory of architecture and on design methodology. Methodologically research at a_ku is based on a qualitative approach in a hermeneutic-phenomenological research tradition. 

Activities take place within the framework of the chair, but also in international cooperations as well as in symposia and in the form of doctoral theses.



Reflexive Design
Design research
Architecture city landscape
Architecture and art


International research network: 
Communities of Tacit Knowledge

TACK is an innovative, EU-funded research and training network initiated by ten leading academic institutions in Europe. The aim of this project is to train young scientists to analyze, understand and apply the specific knowledge of architects.

September 2019 – August 2023

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