Johan Lagae mentor Freigeist project, Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung


Freigeist projectProf. Johan Lagae, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, acts as a mentor for a recently awarded, large-scale research project entitled “Conquering (with) Concrete. German Construction Companies as Global Players in Local Contexts”. Project leader is dr. Monika Motylinska from the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung who spent some time in March 2019 as a guest researcher at the Department. The project which, apart from dr. Motylinska, includes three PhD positions, is financed by the VolkswagenStiftung. Content wise, the research project is closely related to the ongoing research project of Robby Fivez who is investigating the introduction of concrete technology in colonial and postcolonial Congo.