Architectural followings: 1998-2010

Smith, Cathy (2012). Architectural followings: 1998-2010. In: Deterritorializing Deleuze 2012: Conference Abstracts. Fifth International Deleuze Studies Conference, 2012: Deterritorializing Deleuze, New Orleans, LA, United States, (). 25-27 June 2012.

Author Smith, Cathy
Title of paper Architectural followings: 1998-2010
Conference name Fifth International Deleuze Studies Conference, 2012: Deterritorializing Deleuze
Conference location New Orleans, LA, United States
Conference dates 25-27 June 2012
Proceedings title Deterritorializing Deleuze 2012: Conference Abstracts
Place of Publication Louisiana, United States
Publisher Tulane University
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Published abstract
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper is an elaboration of a creative textual work exploring an experimental, do-it-yourself residential project in Australia, intimately connected to the author. The project will be theorised using the notion of the artisanal as distilled from the writings of Gilles Deleuze and his collaborator, psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. The paper will focus specifically on the following of the flows of materials, bodily fluids, and ‘neighbourhood’ within the project site. To prompt consideration of these flows, the paper turns to the notion of the artisanal as invoked in Deleuze and Guattari’s collaborative text A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.1 Their notion suggests a particular way of intuitively engaging, and following, the flows of materials (organic and inorganic) as encountered in real-life sites. This artisanal way of working appears to resonate with the processes and procedures involved in the transformations of this particular residence from the years 1998—when property was initially rented—to 2010, when the property was sold. It will be argued that Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptions of “matter-flow”2 and artisanal procedures provide a productive framework for theorising the residence: highlighting the intuitive and dynamic nature of the ‘DIY architecture’ which is instantiated within this particular project.
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