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Deleuze and Architecture
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Critical Studies in Architecture.
University of Tasmania.
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How is it that the legacy of the French philosopher Deleuze has lasted so long and impacted so greatly on both the practice and theorising of architecture? The uptake of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze in architectural theory and practice since the 1980’s has been fast, furious and multifarious. From ubiquitous formal translations of the process of ‘folding,’ to differences between ‘smooth’ and ‘striated’ space, to appropriations of concepts such as ‘immanence’ and the ‘virtual’ in digital architecture, the consumption of Deleuzian philosophy has fuelled a generation of architectural thinking, and is manifest in the design of a global range of contemporary built environments. The work of Deleuze, and his collaboration with psychoanalyst, Félix Guattari, has also, importantly, alerted Architecture to crucial ecological, political and social problems, with which the discipline must continue to grapple.

Deleuze and Architecture provides critical genealogies of Deleuze’s influence in architecture, as well as critical commentaries on, and evidence for, the ongoing relevance of this philosopher to the discipline. Fifteen essays by a current generation of key interdisciplinary scholars reflect upon the following questions: What is a critical history of Deleuze’s influence in architecture? How has Deleuze’s work challenged architecture’s disciplinary construction, and how, through novel readings of Deleuze, has the discipline of architecture contributed to philosophical thinking? How does an engagement in the philosophy of Deleuze contribute to an architectural understanding of the complex politics of space of our increasingly networked world? How can a rethinking of Deleuze’s philosophy enable new ethical, ecological and participatory approaches to architecture? 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 1. , 296 p.
, Deleuze connections
Keyword [en]
architecture, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127405ISBN: 9780748674640ISBN: 9780748674657OAI: diva2:643979

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Available from: 2013-08-29 Created: 2013-08-29 Last updated: 2013-10-18Bibliographically approved

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