The definition of “generic city”, formulated by Rem Koolhaas as a key for the interpretation of the current transformations of the contemporary city, and thus contemporary dwelling, is now at the center of international architectural and urban debate. The essay intends to check the accuracy and the scope of this interpretation by comparing it with one of its explicit sources: the work of Gilles Deleuze on space, territory and deterritorialization. In particular, we will refer to Mille plateaux of 1980. In fact, it is Koolhaas himself who refers to Deleuze, which justifies the use of the Deleuzian conceptual grid; the essay aims to show, on the one hand, the forcing that that grid undergoes in Koolhaas’s discourse, and on the other hand the critical effectiveness that this grid preserves, first of all towards Koolhaas’s discourse itself, but especially in view of an alternative interpretation of the city and dwelling to come.

In viaggio verso la città a venire. Da Deleuze a Koolhaas a/r.

VITALE, Francesco
2015

Abstract

The definition of “generic city”, formulated by Rem Koolhaas as a key for the interpretation of the current transformations of the contemporary city, and thus contemporary dwelling, is now at the center of international architectural and urban debate. The essay intends to check the accuracy and the scope of this interpretation by comparing it with one of its explicit sources: the work of Gilles Deleuze on space, territory and deterritorialization. In particular, we will refer to Mille plateaux of 1980. In fact, it is Koolhaas himself who refers to Deleuze, which justifies the use of the Deleuzian conceptual grid; the essay aims to show, on the one hand, the forcing that that grid undergoes in Koolhaas’s discourse, and on the other hand the critical effectiveness that this grid preserves, first of all towards Koolhaas’s discourse itself, but especially in view of an alternative interpretation of the city and dwelling to come.
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