The Emerging City

Acts, Design and Assemblages

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Resumé

The paper explores how urban bodies such as architecture, urban design, art works and social action can be drawn together in as urban assemblages producing “a movement of generalised deterritorialization”(Deleuze & Guattari 2004:78) in relation to the city.

Through various urban examples, I suggest that each urban body or design deterritorializes when connecting with the city. Broadening up the perspective, I ask whether philosophical aesthetics associated with architecture and design can be redefined in terms of an emerging urbanity. Here socio-material assemblages play an important role as milieus are created as temporary intensities as they constantly territorialize and deterritorialize urban space. According to this, I define the city close to recent writings in cultural geography and urban studies. Here the city is regarded as ”a kind of force-field of passions that associate and pulse bodies in particular ways.” (Amin & Thrift 2002:84)
Defining the traits of an emerging city, I intend to open up for a discussion whether Deleuzian aesthetics relating to the work of art could be reassembled and regarded as processes in taking place in reality - in an emerging city.

Literature
Amin & Thrift Cities. Reimagining the Urban. Cambridge, Oxford, Polity Press Blackwell Publishers.
Deleuze and Guattari (2004) A Thousand Plateaus, Capitalism and Schizofrenia. Transl. Massumi Continuum, New York, London
Whitehead, A.N. (1978) Process and Reality, corrected edition, Eds. Griffin, David Ray & Sherburne, Donald. W. The Free Press, New York
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato25 jun. 2012
StatusUdgivet - 25 jun. 2012
Begivenhed5th International Deleuze Studies Conference - Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Varighed: 25 jun. 201227 jun. 2012

Konference

Konference5th International Deleuze Studies Conference
LokationTulane University
LandUSA
ByNew Orleans
Periode25/06/201227/06/2012

Emneord

  • emergence
  • urban studies
  • assemblage
  • urban space
  • philosophy
  • Deleuze
  • Ontology of space
  • urban design
  • urban art

Citer dette

Samson, K. (2012). The Emerging City: Acts, Design and Assemblages. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, New Orleans, USA.
Samson, Kristine. / The Emerging City : Acts, Design and Assemblages. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, New Orleans, USA.
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