Shaping Postcolonial Worlds: Otto Koeningsberger, Global Architecture and the Networks of the International Planning Consultant

Birkbeck, University of London and the Architectural Association Archive invite applications for a three-year or six-year part-time Collaborative Doctoral Award beginning 1 October 2019. This PhD research, supported through the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, will examine the post-WW2 work and influence of Otto Koenigsberger (1908-99) as part of the postwar phenomenon of the international planning consultant.

Funding: AHRC stipend for the academic year 2019-20 (£15,559 non London / £17,559 with London weighting). This includes enhanced stipend to cover additional travel costs relating to the project.
Hours: full- or part-time
Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019, 12 noon
Interview date: Between 6 and 17 May 2019

This funded PhD is concerned with how architectural knowledge related to these networks and their modes of dissemination. The objective is to use Koenigsberger’s work and career to engage with a set of issues around architectural modernism and its relation to modes of knowledge and power in the first postwar phase of globalisation. While Koenigsberger’s work will be at the heart of the project, it might also draw on comparisons with other similar experts using the range of secondary material that has been published in recent years.

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