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PhD Call - submissions due 16 March 2020

The architectural research group ‘Borders & Territories’, under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, calls for PhD dissertation proposals, aligned with the B&T group’s agenda. The B&T is part of the Department of Architecture’s research program and is coordinated by program director dr. Marc Schoonderbeek, with current research members (among others) Alper Alkan, Filip Geerts, dr. Stavros Kousoulas, Stefano Milani, dr. Heidi Sohn, dr. Aleksandar Stanicic and dr. René van der Velde.

The Open Call is set for proposals within three research topics. The first trajectory is connected to an already ongoing research project of the B&T group (‘‘Securing Democratic Society’) and is intended for the research project ‘SECURING DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY; State Policies, Technological Surveillance and Spatial (Cross-)Boundary Practices’, dealing with Case Study 1 ‘SECURING DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC SPACE; ‘New Normal’ of Everyday Life; The Policy-Practice-Perception of Spatial Boundaries at Schumanplein/Brussels’. The other two trajectories are intended for research projects ‘TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMATISATIONS’ and ‘DEPICTING ARCHITECTURE: the analysis, critique and theory of design principles’.

Invitation: 15 January 2020

Submission: 16 March 2020

Interview and Presentation: 16 April 2020

Notification of Acceptance: 1 May 2020

Start of Research Work: September 2020

(subject to meeting our GS requirements)

One-Year Peer-Review: September 2021

Completion: September 2024

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