The architecture and surfaces of Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia

Smith, Cathy and D'Occhio, Andrew (2012). The architecture and surfaces of Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia. In: Stuart King, Anuradha Chatterjee and Stephen Loo, Proceedings of the 29th Annual SAHANZ Conference. Fabulation: 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Launceston, Tasmania, (1004-1015). 5 - 8 July 2012.

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Author Smith, Cathy
D'Occhio, Andrew
Title of paper The architecture and surfaces of Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia
Formatted title The architecture and surfaces of Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia
Conference name Fabulation: 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Conference location Launceston, Tasmania
Conference dates 5 - 8 July 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 29th Annual SAHANZ Conference
Place of Publication Launceston, Tasmania
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians - Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781862956582
Editor Stuart King
Anuradha Chatterjee
Stephen Loo
Start page 1004
End page 1015
Total pages 12
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary This paper explores the invocations of architecture and landscape through
readings of surface, solid and space within a specific creative textual work:
Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani's Cyclonopedia: complicity with
anonymous materials
. The philosophical notions of 'fabulation' and 'creative
fabulation ' are used as a conceptual framework to explore and characterise these
readings. The paper suggests that the text's creative readings of Middle Eastern
architectures and landscapes are integral to a particular narrative within the
Cyclonopedia text.

The philosophical notions explored in this paper are primarily drawn from the
writings of philosopher Gifles Deleuze, including the collaborative works he
produced with psychoanalyst Felix Guattari. Deleuze and Guattari specifically
refer to the notions of 'fabulation' or myth-making and 'creative fabulation' within
their text, What is Philosophy?, in which they also refer to philosopher Henri
Bergson's original conception of fabulation. Thus the present paper will reference
Bergson, concentrating on his text, The Two Sources of Morality.
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