Toward a theory of the architectural subject
Brott, Simone (2013) Toward a theory of the architectural subject. In Frichot, Hélène & Loo, Stephen (Eds.) Deleuze and Architecture. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
The extraordinary event, for Deleuze, is the object becoming subject – not in the manner of an abstract formulation, such as the substitution of one ideational representation for another but, rather, in the introduction of a vast, new, impersonal plane of subjectivity, populated by object processes and physical phenomena that in Deleuze’s discovery will be shown to constitute their own subjectivities. Deleuze’s polemic of subjectivity (the refusal of the Cartesian subject and the transcendental ego of Husserl) – long attempted by other thinkers – is unique precisely because it heralds the dawning of a new species of objecthood that will qualify as its own peculiar subjectivity. A survey of Deleuze’s early work on subjectivity, Empirisme et subjectivité (Deleuze 1953), Le Bergsonisme (Deleuze 1968), and Logique du sens (Deleuze 1969), brings the architectural reader into a peculiar confrontation with what Deleuze calls the ‘new transcendental field’, the field of subjectproducing effects, which for the philosopher takes the place of both the classical and modern subject. Deleuze’s theory of consciousness and perception is premised on the critique of Husserlian phenomenology; and ipso facto his question is an architectural problematic, even if the name ‘architecture’ is not invoked...
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
This collection looks critically at how Deleuze challenges architecture as a discipline, how architecture contributes to philosophy and how we can come to understand the complex politics of space of our increasingly networked world.
Since the 1980s, Deleuze’s philosophy has fuelled a generation of architectural thinking, and can be seen in the design of a global range of contemporary built environments. His work has also alerted architecture to crucial ecological, political and social problems that the discipline needs to reconcile.
16 essays by interdisciplinary scholars
List of Contributors
Karen Burns, University of Melbourne
Table of Contents
Introduction: Exhaustion and the Exhausted: Deleuze AND Architecture, Helene Frichot and Stephen Loo; PART ONE: SITING; 1. Becomings: Architecture, Feminism, Deleuze, before and after the Fold, Karen Burns; 2. Northern Line, Deborah Hauptmann and Andrej Radman; 3. Why Deleuze, Why Architecture, Marko Jobst; PART TWO: CONSTRUCTING; 4. Deleuze and the Story of the Superfold, Helene Frichot; 5. Objectile: The Pursuit of Philosophy by Other Means? Bernard Cache; 6. The Architect as Metallurgist: Using Concrete to Trace Bio-Digital Lines, Mike Hale; 7. Assembling Architecture, Kim Dovey; PART THREE: GATHERING; 8. Toward a Theory of the Architectural Subject, Simone Brott; 9. The Holey City: Walking along Istanbul's Theodosian Landwalls, Catharina Gabrielsson; 10. Deleuze, Architecture and Social Fabrication, Andrew Ballantyne; 11. Politics + Deleuze + Guattari + Architecture, Adrian Parr; PART FOUR: CARING; 12. The Ethological City, Cameron Duff; 13. Architectures, Critical and Clinical, Chris L. Smith; 14. Abstract Care, Stephen Loo; 15. Making a Rhizome or Architecture After Deleuze and Guattari, Doina Petrescu, Anne Querrien, Constantin Petcou;.
|Keywords:||Architectural History, Theory, Criticism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural History and Theory (120103)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013
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|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2012 00:31|
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