Conference: "Research Perspectives in Architecture"


The conference «Research Perspectives in Architecture» at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to present and discuss a spectrum of research questions and methodological approaches in architecture. Podium discussions focussing on various topics will highlight different perspectives of research in architecture.

The lead question of the conference is: Which methodological approaches are used in research on architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, and which genuine architectural methods can be transferred to scientific practice?

The first day of the conference will focus on different methodologies and research approaches; it will aim to display the diversity of methods in architecture. The methodological spectrum will be presented in brief lectures on methods of current research and doctoral projects. The second day broadens the methodological discourse and provides an exemplary insight into methodologically independent research programs in architecture. Doctoral students are given the opportunity to present their research work to the critique of scientists with different methodological emphases. As part of the conference, a lecture by Prof. em. Dietmar Eberle (ETH Zurich) will be held at the Oskar-von-Miller-Forum on July 04, 2019.

The conference will be held in English. Registration is not required.


08.30h Registration
09.00h Welcome - Prof. Uta Graff
09.15h Opening Lecture - Dr. Monika Kurath 1
0.00h Panel "design based" - Prof. Murray Fraser, Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, Begoña de Abajo Castrillo, Claudia Pasquero
11.15h Panel "reflexive" - Prof. Dr. habil. Margitta Buchert, Dr. Jan Silverberger, Hannah Knoop, Bettina Kraus
13.30h Panel "qualitative" - Prof. Dr. Sören Schöbel-Rutschmann, Nandini Oehlmann, Steffen Bösenberg, Dr. Maria da Piedale Ferreira
14.45h Panel "perception based" - Francesca Torzo, Alexandra Abel, Marcus Weisen, Katharina Voigt
16.30h Panel "archival" - Prof. Dr. Benedikt Boucsein, Thilo Folkerts, Peter Schmid, Dr. Anna Maria Meister 17.45h Diskussion - Dr. Monika Kurath
19.00h Vorlesung - Prof. em. Dietmar Eberle

08.30h Registration
09.00h Einführung - Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig
09.15h "Research and Design Practices" - Prof. Dr. habil Susanne Hauser
09.45h "Upgrading Design Journals to an Academic Status" - Dr. Frank van der Hoeven
10.45h "Research by Design as a Principle of Interaction" - Prof. Dr. Oya Atalay Franck
11.15h "Method Lab. SFB 1265 Re-Figuration of Spaces" - Dr. Séverine Marguin
11.45h Diskussion - Prof. Uta Graff and Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig
14.00h Isabel Zintl
14.30h Marcus Weisen
15.30h Dr. Séverin Marguin
16.00h Sarah Wehmeyer
16.30h Diskussion

Chair of Architectural Design and Conception, Prof. Uta Graff
Professorship of Green Technologies, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig

The TUM event is funded by the DFG - German Research Foundation and takes place within BauHow5, the European alliance of five leading research-intensive European universities for architecture.


Vorhoelzer Forum
Department of Architecture 
Technical University of Munich 
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München