My Desiring-Machines

I typically don’t participate in the world of architecture, but the focus on D&G piques my attention:

Performing Architecture – Saturday, October 13 – Call for Papers
Princeton University, School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

Performing Architecture is a one-day graduate symposium, bringing together emergent discourses in architecture and performance in order to identify shared critical methods and to devise new territories for practice.

In their book A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari put forward a philosophical provocation that continues to be an important starting point for contemporary cultural production: we do not yet know what a body is because we do not yet know what a body can do. Performance art, which focuses on unleashing the body against restraints, and architecture which contains, programs, and even disciplines the body, are the two fields in which the philosophical question is made most keenly present. In their intersection, a…

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