Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013. 104 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-6158445-5-8. DOI: 10.21983/P3.0038.1.00. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $18.00 in print: paperbound/4.25 X 6.88 in.

Whether we attempt to be minor architects, digging in the subterranean matter of our system, or funambulists, walking with agility on the powerful lines that striate the world, our approach is the same: to recognize, analyze, and articulate the physical and political forces that are inherent to architecture. Another reason to fight in favor of the ‘minor’ consists in the fact that the ‘major’ exists only as an ideology. The failure of modernism is a good illustration. Modernism invented a body that was supposed to be the normative body when, actually, it was an ideal body. Nothing is stranger than a body that is both normative and ideal; it is nevertheless the condition of the majority. The absolute standard of a given dominant power cannot be embodied by a single person, and therefore all can be involved in what Deleuze calls processes of becoming, in order to embrace this minor identity, and thus act through it.

The Funambulist Pamphlets 3: Deleuze

The Funambulist Pamphlets is a series of small books archiving articles published on The Funambulist, collected according to specific themes. These volumes propose a different articulation of texts than the usual chronological one. The eleven volumes are respectively dedicated to Spinoza, Foucault, Deleuze, Legal Theory, Occupy Wall Street, Palestine, Cruel Designs, Arakawa + Madeline Gins, Science Fiction, Literature, and Cinema. See all published pamphlets HERE.

The Funambulist Pamphlets is published as part of the Documents Initiative imprint of the Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design, a transdisciplinary media research initiative bridging design and the social sciences, and dedicated to the exploration of the transformative potential of emerging technologies upon the foundational practices of everyday life across a range of settings.

Volume 03_Deleuze includes: Minor Architects and Funambulists: A Shared Architectural Manifesto — Abécédaire — What Is It to Be “From the Left” — The Ritournelle (refrain) as a Territorial Song Invoking the Power of the Cosmos — The Body as a Desiring Machine — Minor Literature — What Remains from Francis Bacon — Transpierce the Mountains: Indian Medieval Art History (by Élie Faure) — Processes of Smoothing and Striation of Space in Urban Warfare — A Thousand Machines (by Gerald Raunig) — Foucault and the Society of Control — Control and Becoming: A Conversation Between Negri and Deleuze — “I Leave it to You to Find Your Own Instrument of Combat”: Deleuze Quotes Proust — “A Sunflower Seed Lost in a Wall is Capable of Shattering that Wall” — Deleuze’s Wave: About Spinoza — Power (Potentia) vs. Power (Potestas): The Story of a Joyful Typhoon — The World of Affects or Why Adam Got Poisoned by the Apple — The Spinozist “Scream”: What Can a Body Do? — “Comment disposer mes tribus? Le délire est géographico-politique” — The Hypochondriac Body — A Short Political Reading of Leibniz’s Small Sensations — The Infinite Worlds Folded in the Dresses of Yiqing Yin — The Two Architectures of the Infinite Possible Worlds: Leibniz’s Pyramid & Borges’s Garden of Forking Paths — Lecture by Gilles Deleuze About the Act of Creation (May 1987)


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