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Deleuze, space and the architectural fragment

Deleuze, space and the architectural fragment

Jobst, Marko (2017) Deleuze, space and the architectural fragment. Architectural and Urban Reflections after Deleuze and Guattari. Rowman and Littlefeld. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In this essay I aim to outline several trajectories of interest when discussing space in the context of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and his collaborations with Felix Guattari, in order to show the way in which certain aspects of engagement with Deleuze's work appear in architectural writing on space. At the same time, the question of space when discussed within the discourse of philosophy brings forth its own set of discursive agendas, which aim to surpass those discussed in architecture, yet remain largely blind to architecture as an inextricable 'aspect' of space. The aim is to show that, while engaging the same concept, the writings on space in the discourses of architecture and philosophy pursue somewhat different trajectories, resulting in the formulation of concerns that don't sufficiently intersect. While space, which is still taken for granted in architectural theory as one of the key disciplinary terms, remains a contentious discursive reference point within the discipline - making it ultimately possible to question its usefulness - the question of space in philosophy is yet to engage architecture in all its disciplinary specificity. Ultimately, it is not so much the use of the concept of space in architecture that should be interrogated from either of the disciplinary fields but the use of architecture in philosophy's spatial discourses.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Deleuze, Fragment
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Architecture and Landscape Research and Enterprise
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:46
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16830

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