Gonville and Caius College (Fellow)
Director of Studies for Gonville and Caius College
Peter Carl's research interest is to understand architectural and urban order - how they contribute to, and are part of, cultural conditions and possibilities. Architectural and urban order address areas of reality complementary to the great technical sophistication and rapid historical change so prominent in current culture; and this complementarity is itself an important insight into how we are able to preserve orientation in the cultural complexity.
Architectural and urban order pertain to the conditions for praxis; and we may speak of a structure of communication with other spheres of representation, not only with other visual media but also mathematics and language.
Like ethics, architectural and urban order pertain to that which is common to all, and give substance and direction to such phenomena as memory: a city is an institution whose stability is enacted through change.