Deleuze & Guattari for Architects (Thinkers for Architects) A. Ballantyne
Thinkers for Architects is a smart and innovative book series, currently featuring volumes on Derrida, Benjamin, Bourdieu, Deleuze and Guattari, Heidegger, and others. Dr Hélène Frichot has recently taken up a new position as assistant professor in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Stockholm, in the Critical Studies stream. Thinkers on Europe · Current Themes The authors provide useful tools for working with Deleuze's thinking, and deal with a wide-range of topics from video games to the internet, from cinema to photography, and from architecture to television. Translator's Note (Brian Massumi): Deleuze “discovered an orphan line of thinkers who were tied by no direct descendance but were united in their opposition to the State philosophy that would nevertheless accord them minor positions in its canon. She has Hélène draws predominantly on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, alongside other poststructuralist, as well as feminist thinkers. If you read Deleuze and Guattari's book on Kafka, their explanation of language and what Kafka did with it, is brilliant. John Jourden is an (a)rchitect and pathological thinker living in New York. And Deleuze certainly belongs to that group of thinkers labeled “continental. His work focuses on the theories of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze on one hand, and modern science, self-organizing matter, artificial life and intelligence, economics, architecture, chaos theory, history of science, nonlinear science, cellular automata on the other. The issue departs from Félix Guattari's suggestion that new, transdisciplinary metamethodologies are needed in order to upset existing formations of power and knowledge. This bodes woe for fans of Kristeva, and all the art lovers around… as well as Deleuze and Guattari's book What is Philosophy. While both of these thinkers equate art with concept, if we take this discussion seriously it seems that art lies more with social positioning than anything else: architecture must be valuable because of the resources taken to produce it, as are museum housed works — and the millions of punk fans world-wide. Specifically, the syllabus of their Operational Theory Research Group featured such architecture school favourites as Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Bernard Tschumi, Paul Virilio and Manuel De Landa alongside lectures on 'the generalship of Ariel Sharon'. Here we are back with another conception of 'nomadic architecture', About the Author. Dr Hélène Frichot::archandphil blog convener. Collapse Volume III: 'Unknown Deleuze' contains explorations of the work of Gilles Deleuze by pioneering thinkers in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, music and architecture. The work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari has been inspirational for architects and architectural theorists in recent years. As we will see, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari prevail in his intellectual background.