Deleuze and the City

Edited by Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Jonathan Metzger

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Uses the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to interrogate what cities can do

Defining the lives of a majority of the world’s population, the question of ‘the city’ has risen to the fore as one the most urgent issues of our time – uniting concerns across the terrain of climate policies, global financing, localised struggles and multi-disciplinary research.

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Acknowledgements List of Illustrations

Introduction: What a City Can Do Helene Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson and Jonathan Metzger

  1. Becoming-Other: New Orleans from a Deleuzian Perspective Fredrika Spindler
  2. Humans as Vectors and Intensities: Becoming Urban in Berlin and New York City Ignacio Farias and Stefan Hohne
  3. Rethinking the City as a Body without Organs Louise Beltzung Horvath and Markus Maicher
  4. The Impredicative City, or What Can a Boston Square Do?Marc Boumeester and Andrej Radman
  5. Laboratory Urbanism in Schladming Magnus Eriksson and Karl Palmas
  6. Never Believe That the City Will Suffice to Save Us! Stockholm Gentri-Fictions Helene Frichot and Jonathan Metzger
  7. Urban Democracy Beyond Deleuze and Guattari Mark Purcell
  8. Genealogy of Capital and the City: CERFI, Deleuze and Guattari Sven-Olov Wallenstein
  9. Deterritorialising the Face of the City: How Treponema pallidum Planned Melbourne Jean Hillier
  10. The City and ‘the Homeless’: Machinic Subjects Michele Lancione
  11. Cut-Make-and-Trim: Fast Fashion Urbanity in the Residues of Rana Plaza Maria Hellstrom Reimer
  12. The Haifa Urban Destruction Machine Ronnen Ben-Arie
  13. Imagining Portland’s Future Past: Lessons from Indigenous Placemaking in a Colonial City Janet McGaw
  14. Folded Ground: Escape from Cape Town Catharina Gabrielsson
  15. Sociability and Endurance in Jakarta AbdouMaliq Simone

Postscript: For an Urban Machinic Ecology Gary Genosko

Notes on Contributors Index

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This collection unfolds new urban research. The unlimited city extends to all urban practices: passers-by, tourists, sports players and the homeless who merge with indigenous people, settlers, prostitutes and workers to striate the common local space or resist administrative tasks. Research becomes central to this collective assemblage, transversing between times and hierarchies. A great experiment!
Anne Querrien, co-editor of the French journal Multitudes and former co-editor of Les Annales de la Recherche Urbaine
Hélène Frichot is Assistant Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Stockholm, Sweden. She has co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia ( since 2005. Between 2004-2011 she held an academic position in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. While her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney (2004).

Catharina Gabrielsson is Assistant Professor in Urban Theory at the KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Stockholm. She has published extensively on architecture, art and urban issues, with some of her work appearing in Field/Work (Routledge, 2010), Curating Architecture and the City (Routledge, 2009) and Deleuze and Architecture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Jonathan Metzger is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Studies at the KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Stockholm. He is co-editor of Planning Against the Political (Routledge, 2014) and Sustainable Stockholm: Exploring Urban Sustainability in Europe’s Greenest City (Routledge, 2013).

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