1st Edition

Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari

Edited By Marko Jobst, Hélène Frichot Copyright 2021
    272 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Architectural Affects after Deleuze and Guattari is the first sustained survey into ways of theorising affect in architecture. It reflects on the legacy and influence of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in the uptake of affect in architectural discourse and practice, and stresses the importance of the political in discussions of affect. It is a timely antidote to an enduring fixation on architectural phenomenology in the field.

    The contributors offer a variety of approaches to the challenges presented in discussing the relation between affect and architecture, and how this is contextualised in the broader field of affect studies. Ranging from evaluations of architectural and urban productions and practices, to inquiries into architectural experience, to modes of affective inquiry in education, to experimental affective writing, each contribution to this seminal volume suggests ways of developing a more sustained approach to a crucial thematic domain.

    The volume will be of use to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; researchers, theorists and historians of architecture and related urban and spatial disciplines; the fields of social science and cultural theory; and to philosophy, in particular the studies of Deleuze and Guattari, and Baruch Spinoza.


    Marko Jobst and Hélène Frichot

    1. Infrastructural Affects: Challenging the Autonomy of Architecture

    Hélène Frichot

    2. Affect, Architecture and the Apparatus of Capture

    Douglas Spencer

    3. Furnishing Noo-Politics: Shared Space in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

    Andrew Douglas

    4. Deep Architecture: An Ecology of Hetero-Affection

    Andrej Radman

    5. Green Affect: A "Landscape Music of the Artefacts" in the Swedish Million Programme

    Jennifer Mack

    6. Walking with Architecture

    Jan Smitheram

    7. Deleuze, Guattari, and the Nonsubjectified Affects of Architecture

    Kieran Richards

    8. Affection for Aborted Architecture

    Chris L. Smith

    9. A City That Could Not Be Named

    Adrian Parr

    10. Affective Witnessing: [Trans]posing the Western/Muslim Divide to Document Refugee Spaces

    Nishat Awan and Aya Musmar

    11. Starting with Difference: &rchitecture

    Stefan White, Stephen Walker, Mark Hammond and Cagri Sanliturk

    12. Regulating Affect: 6 Scenes from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles

    Hannes Frykholm

    13. Supercritical Manifesto (1000 Future Subjectivities)

    Simone Brott

    14. Writing Architectural Affects

    Marko Jobst


    Marko Jobst is a writer and researcher based in the UK. He has taught at a number of London schools of architecture, most recently as Architecture Undergraduate Theory Coordinator at the Department of Architecture and Landscape, Greenwich University. He has published on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and performative writing, and is the author of A Ficto-Historical Theory of the London Underground (2017).

    Hélène Frichot is an Architectural theorist and philosopher, writer and critic. She is Professor of Architecture and Philosophy, and Director of the Bachelor of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne, Australia. Her recent publications include Dirty Theory: Troubling Architecture (2019) and Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture (2018).