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.

chapter |9 pages


ByMarko Jobst, Hélène Frichot

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Infrastructural affects

Challenging the autonomy of architecture
ByHélène Frichot

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Affect, architecture, and the apparatus of capture

ByDouglas Spencer

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Furnishing Noo-Politics

Shared Space in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
ByAndrew Douglas

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Deep architecture

An ecology of hetero-affection
ByAndrej Radman

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

Green affect

A “landscape music of the artefacts” in the Swedish Million Programme
ByJennifer Mack

chapter Chapter 6|15 pages

Walking-with architecture

ByJan Smitheram

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Deleuze, Guattari, and the non-subjectified affects of architecture

ByKieran Richards

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

Affection for aborted architecture

ByChris L. Smith

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

A city that could not be named

ByAdrian Parr

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Affective witnessing

[Trans]posing the Western/Muslim divide to document refugee spaces
ByNishat Awan, Aya Musmar

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Starting with difference

ByStefan White, Stephen Walker, Mark Hammond, Cagri Sanliturk

chapter Chapter 12|16 pages

Regulating affect

Six scenes from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles
ByHannes Frykholm

chapter Chapter 13|15 pages

Supercritical manifesto (1000 future subjectivities)

BySimone Brott

chapter Chapter 14|19 pages

Writing architectural affects

ByMarko Jobst