Involutionary Architecture: Unyoking Coherence from Congruence

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    Abstract

    By focusing on the qualities of a posthumanist architectural practice in
    his chapter 4, Andrej Radman continues the analysis of the genetic power of
    affective encounters begun by Iris van der Tuin in her opening chapter, and by
    Jussi Parikka in his geophilosophical analysis of the emergent consequences
    of constitutive relations for the operation of posthuman systems. Radman
    argues that the recomposition of what Guattari refers to as ‘architectural
    enunciation’ profoundly transforms the role of the architect, who becomes its
    relay by assuming the analytic and pragmatic responsibility for the production
    not merely of the environment, but of subjectivation itself. Following
    Deleuze’s Spinozism, and continuing the affective corporeal emphasis subsequently given to this in work by Brian Massumi, Radman suggests that if to
    think differently one has to feel differently, and if the sole purpose of design
    is to change us, then architecture is effectively a ‘psychotropic practice’ that
    modulates and compels routines of experience.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPosthuman Ecologies
    Subtitle of host publicationComplexity and Process after Deleuze
    EditorsRosi Braidotti, Simone Bignall
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRowman & Littlefield
    Chapter4
    Pages61-86
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78660-824-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78660-823-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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