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Dennis Pohl is Postdoctoral Researcher at the TU Delft Design, Data and Society Group (DDS), and Research Coordinator at The New Open. His research focuses on the relationship between energy, politics, and architecture of the postwar era. In his PhD research titled “Designing Europe: The Architecture of Territory, Politics, and Institutions,” he analyzed how architectural design impacted political planning in post-war Europe. Dennis was a research fellow at the DFG research group “Knowledge in the Arts” at the Berlin University of the Arts (2015–18), DAAD fellow at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University New York (2018), and was awarded a fellowship at the LOEWE project “Architectures of Order,” at Goethe-University Frankfurt (2022). Most recently, he was research fellow for the exhibition POWER at the CIVA in Brussels (2023–24).

He co-directed the AA Visiting School Brussels, “House of Politics,” and contributed to significant projects such as “Eurotopie” in the Belgian pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennial in Venice. He co-edited together with Sven Sterken the special issue "Architecture of Global Governance" of the Architectural Theory Review (2023), and guest-edited the issue no. 239 of the journal ARCH+, titled “Europe: Infrastructures of Externalization.” His writing has appeared in ARCH+, Archiv für Mediengeschichte, History and Technology, Migrant Journal, as well as in a number of collected volumes. His current book Building Carbon Europe (Sternberg Press, 2023) investigates the architectural histories of coal, steel, and nuclear power in post-war Europe.


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