Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Daddy, Why do things have outlines? Constructing the Architectural Body
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (Critical Studies in Architecture)
2013 (English)In: Inflection Journal, ISSN 2199-8094, no 6, 112-124 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s book The Architectural Body performs a radical relation of indiscernibility between the embodied performance of the inhabitant and their architectural or built surrounds. This paper will explore the conceptual and architectural composition of the architectural body and suggest, after Gilles Deleuze and Benedict de Spinoza, that we do not yet know what this (architectural) body can do! In particular, I will focus on the dialogue that Arakawa and Gins employ in The Architectural Body to demonstrate how the performing body-being and the transforming architectural surround cleave to one another to create another kind of atmospheric individual, a bioscleave, and by extension, a resituated concept of ecology. To explore the atmospheric ecologies at work in the concept of the architectural body, I will place two further conceptual scenes alongside that offered in Arakawa and Gins’ book: The first scene is another dialogue, Metalogue: Why do Things have outlines? from Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind, and the second scene is that in which Deleuze describes the active procedure of the diagram in Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation. I will conclude with a discussion of the way ethical know-how can be practiced at the threshold between organism and environment. ? 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inflexions , 2013. no 6, 112-124 p.
Keyword [en]
Gregory Bateson; Gilles Deleuze; Francisco Varela; ethico-aesthetics; architectural body, Arakawa and Gins
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193060DiVA: diva2:974875
Note

QC 20161012. This essay has been developed from a conference paper “Daddy, Why do Things have Outlines?: Constructing the Architectural Body” presented in AG3 (Arakawa and Gins Third International Conference), (12-26 March, 2010) http://ag3.griffith.edu.au/

Available from: 2016-09-27 Created: 2016-09-27 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Published version

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Frichot, Hélène
By organisation
Architecture
Architecture

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 51 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf