PhD scholarship in Intellectual History of Architectural Theory and Philosophy (20th century)

KU Leuven

April 01 2021 - April 01 2021

The Department of Architecture, Sint-Lucas Campus and the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven welcome applicants for a fully-funded two-year PhD scholarship position, in Intellectual History of Architectural Theory and Philosophy (20th century).

The PhD project aims to develop an analysis of how the postwar world engaged with the notion of space. To tackle this question, the PhD fellow may focus on exchanges between émigré intellectuals, philosophers, and architects, the initiation and adaptation of concepts of space in diverse didactic contexts (architectural laboratories, classrooms, lectures), and/or the interaction between different artistic media (architecture, cinema, painting, installations).  

The project situates itself at the intersection of intellectual/art history, philosophy and architecture. It has both a historiographical and a conceptual aim. The scholarship is part of the larger project “Architectural Space Thought and Taught. Trading Zones of the Concept of Space, 1945-1980”, funded by the Research Fund KU Leuven (BOF). The successful applicant will write a PhD dissertation within the overarching theme of the historical development of spatial aesthetics and architectural theory. The project is chaired by Prof. Rajesh Heynickx, Prof. Stéphane Symons and Prof. Filip Mattens.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Rajesh Heynickx, mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Prof. dr. Filip Mattens, mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You can apply for this job no later than April 01, 2021 via the online application tool