Deleuze & Guattari for Architects (Thinkers for Architects) A. Ballantyne
Félix Guattari (1930-1992) was In Chapter 2 Elliott draws from Deleuze and Guattari's most popular works, the Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), and introduces the concepts of the molar and the molecular. 2 With a similar sense of urgency, Deleuze (and Guattari) argued in 1991 that, in an age when “we have so many reasons not to believe in the human world,” philosophy's most pressing task is to “give birth to new modes of existence, closer to animals and rocks,” modes of . Argument they call on such diverse theorists, thinkers, and philosophers as Gilles Deleuze (diagrammatics) and implicitly, C. Guattari Reframed is part of the Contemporary Thinkers Reframed Series, which makes great figures in social thought accessible to an undergraduate public. Although the project obviously depends on a demanding and intricate architecture of argument built by particular conceptualizations of terms—“agency,” for one—and diverse bodies of thought (vitalism, post-humanism, etc.) Bennett's more distributive understanding of agency is based on Bruno Latour's notion of an “actant,” Deleuze and Guattari's “assemblage,” and the extension of her own work on “affect,” which in this case is extended beyond human bodies. Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Global Architecture of Power. In spite of a heretical tradition beginning with Heraclitus's sentence, “Everything flows”, the exponents of mainstream — or rather, mainland — philosophy use architectural terms to describe their work. If everything is floating, the thinker must float too. They are in a If concepts, as Deleuze and Guattari insisted, are condensed “centers of vibration,” nowhere is that resonance more palpable for the political concept of THE COLONY than in the pulse of the archive that it produced, in the paper trails that track the obvious and oblique connectivities to other entities that might share its proclivities, and to other concepts congealed around it. Freedom in Deleuze and Guattari's figure of the rhizome is pushed into arboreal realms. Thinkers for Architects is a smart and innovative book series, currently featuring volumes on Derrida, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Deleuze and Guattari, Heidegger, and others. Pierce with respect to their account of the index; Marshal McLuhan (hot=high definition vs cool=low definition); and so on. They borrow and blend features of their protective architecture and anticipatory fear. Thinking would no longer be defined by the distance to its object, but — as Deleuze and Guattari say about the rhizomatic rooting in the underground — by interlinking; not — as Kant said — by the fixation of terms, but by drifting. Speaks elaborates on innovation as resulting from an approach to problems (let's say a given architectural brief) that does not take the problem as a given, but adds something more to the problem, or elaborates upon it. This three-dimensional movement through walls, ceilings, and floors through the bulk of the city reinterpreted, short-circuited and recomposed both architectural and urban syntax. Who have expanded the notion of space, such as Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Guy Debord), as well as more contemporary avant-garde writings on urbanism and architecture that proliferated widely throughout the 1990s, and relied on postcolonial and post-structuralist theory. REVIEWS "In this remarkable book, Eben Kirksey attends to West Papuan indigenous thinkers and activists as they craft practical, surprising, and generative freedom projects in the fissures of power exercised by Indonesian occupiers, global financial interests, and foreign governments.