David Kuchenbuch

Job Title: Assistant Professor Institutional affiliation: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

David Kuchenbuch, Historian. MA in Modern History, Scandinavian Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin, 2006, PhD University of Oldenburg 2010. Visiting Fellow at the Germany Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. 2010-11, Fellow at Historisches Kolleg, Munich, 2016-2017. Currently assistant professor at the Historical Institute of the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. General fields of interest: Urban and architectural history, the history of knowledge, media history, transnational history, and the history of governmentalities. Very interested in 20th century housing and urban planning as a form of social engineering (in Scandinavia and beyond), as well as the (re)-discovery of vernacular architecture in the 1970s.


Kuchenbuch, D. Geordnete Gemeinschaft. Architekten als Sozialingenieure – Deutschland und Schweden im 20. Jahrhundert. Bielefeld: transcript, 2010. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-1426-8/geordnete-gemeinschaft/

Kuchenbuch, D. “In Search of the ‘Human Scale’ – Delimiting the Social in German and Swedish Urban Planning in the 1930s and 1940s.” Journal of Urban History 49 (2016): 1044-1064 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0096144216675042?journalCode=juha

Kuchenbuch, D. “Architecture and Urban Planning as Social Engineering. Selective Transfers between Germany and Sweden in the 1930s and 1940s.” Journal of Contemporary History 51 (2016): 22-39 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0022009414558729

Kuchenbuch, D. „’A Laboratory of Anarchy’? The Peckham Health Centre and the Experimentalization of the Social, 1935-1950.” Journal of Modern European History 13 (2015): 480-498 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.17104/1611-8944-2015-4-480

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