Seminar on Deleuze and Architecture


Introductions by Andrew Ballantyne, Hélène Frichot, Christian Girard, and Andrej Radman. The seminar will discuss a new anthology, edited by Hélène Frichot and Stephen Loo, Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh UP, 2013). http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748674657
Organized by the research project “Space, Power, Ideology” with support from Architecture in Effect.

Prof Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at Newcastle University, UK. He has written widely on architecture and identity, and his books include What is Architecture? (2002), Architecture Theory (2005), Deleuze for Architects (2007) and Architecture in the Space of Flows (2011). His Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2003) has been translated into 20 languages, and is now available with more illustrations as Architecture: Brief Insight (2010).

Dr Hélène Frichot is a researcher and teacher in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH Architecture, Stockholm. She has co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia since 2005 (http://architecture.testpattern.com.au). Between 2004-2011 she held a continuing academic position in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, where she led the Architecture+Philosophy research stream. She is an editor, with Stephen Loo, of Deleuze and Architecture, Edinburgh University Press (2013). For publications see <helenejuliafrichot.net/work>.

Christian Girard is an architect and theoretician practising in Paris. He received his Doctorate in philosophy from the Université Paris I Sorbonne in 1983. Founding member of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, (2000) where he is Professor he heads the Digital Knowledge Department. He holds an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Université Paris 8, Philosophy Department (2012). He served on the editorial board of Chimeres, founded by Deleuze and Guattari. www.theorytag.com

Dr Andrej Radman is Assistant Professor of Architecture at TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Theory Department. His research addresses the ecological approach to perception by psychologist James Jerome Gibson and his unwitting affiliation with Gilles Deleuze’s radical anti-representationalism. Radman is also a practising architect and laureate of the Annual Award for Best Housing Architecture presented by the Croatian Architects Association. He is a member of the Dutch National Committee on Deleuze Scholarship.

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