“A Diagrammatic Cartography of Discourses on Architectures of Life and/or Death”

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


Architecture is intricately intertwined not with processes of easing and facilitating (human) life, but also the management of dynamic processes involving both living and non-living matters. With Stiegler, we can say that architecture is “life by means other than life”; or more precisely, perhaps: architecture shapes living matters, by means of non-living matters. The paper offers a critical cartography—captured in an illustrating diagram—of the recent stream of post-foucauldian and post-deleuzoguattarian discourse on this complex point and the many architecture-related works that have contributed to a more genealogical understanding of architecture as a technē; a cultural technology middling between life and death.
Period21 May 2019
Event titleArchitectures of Life and Death: Annual National Deleuze Conference 2019
Event typeConference
LocationDelft, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Architecture Theory
  • discourse analysis
  • cartography
  • diagram
  • Mapping
  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • Foucault