AKI Deleuze Cluster

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On the 17. and 18. May 2017, the AKI Academy of Art and Design, University of the Arts ArtEZ will host the Annual National Deleuze Scholarship Conference THE GRIN WITHOUT A CAT. Each year one university in the Netherlands is chosen to organise this national conference and highlight a specific aspect in the work of Gilles Deleuze.


This cluster of Deleuze events unites scholars, philosophers, students and artists. The sessions will be startet with the seminar PRACTICING CARE on Monday the 26. September 2016. Invited speakers are Prof. Dr. Julieanna Preston, Filip Dingenen, Dr.ir. Andrej Radman and Dr. Marc Boumeester.

The seminar will be followed up by regular meetings of the Deleuze reading group under the lead of Agnieszka A. Wolodzko. In her programmeDELEUZE’s APPRENTICESHIP she will not only introduce the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (and Félix Guattari), but elaborate on the multiple connections and uncomfortable lines of what drives thinking and creativity.


Date: Monday 26. Sept. 2016 | Begins: 11.00 h

Key note: Prof. Dr. Julieanna Preston, Massey University, New Zealand Other speakers: Filip Dingenen, LUCA School of Arts in Ghent / Brussels | Dr.ir. Andrej Radman, University of Technology, TU Delft | Dr. Marc Boumeester, AKI Academy of Art and Design.

What is it to practice care, not take care or give care, but establish a respectful relationship with matter, earthly matter, vibrant matter, material stuff? How might one extended to materials the care, the empathy, that humans strive to grant each other without lapsing into appropriation, judgement, servitude, indenture, condescending gestures?

The lecture Practicing Care introduces three recent site-responsive durational performance works that inquire into the nuances of this issue: IN COLD HEAT (2016), water-logged (2016) and bit-u-men-at-work (2015). The art works are informed by feminist philosophy, new materialism and literature on the subject of vitalism.

Julieanna Preston is a Professor of Spatial Practice at The College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. Her scholarly and creative practice operates across art, architecture, design and performance writing and draws from feminist philosophy, new materialism and discourse on vitalism. See her website www.julieannapreston.space for details and examples of her work.  



Date: 10. Oct. 2016 – 01. May 2017 | 10.00 – 13.00  h | Every 2nd Monday
Lecturer: Agnieszka A. Wolodzko

This is not a course on Deleuze’s philosophy but rather about how to think with Deleuze. You will not be taught yet another system what to think and know. If you are looking for yet another tool to master knowledge, these events will disappoint you. Populated by encounters, we will learn together the path of multiple connections, uncomfortable lines of what drives thinking and creativity. Apprenticeship means that you are not to directly, unreflexively apply the concepts of Deleuze’s philosophy on your work, but to problematize it, see what is important for you, for today. We will focus on problems that appear in the process of creative thinking and practice. We will see how philosophical concepts are further generated within creative images, sounds, spaces and movements; and how they immediately generate new people, new forms of thinking. Consequently, we will see how the process of thinking and creation is already a political and ethical act.

Meetings in 2016: 10.10. Introduction: Deleuze’s Demonology | 31.10. Affect | 14.10. Becoming and Creativity | 28.11. Multiplicity and Assemblage | 12.12. Relationality and Movement

Meetings in 2017: 09.01. Knowledge and Learning | 23.01. Collaboration and Friendship | 06.02. Difference and Chaos | 27.02. Experiment and Chance | 13.03. Politics and Resistance | 27.03. Ethics and Sustainability 10.04. Futurity: for-the-people-yet-to-come | 01.05. Conclusion: Preparation for the Conference

This reading group is open to the puplic. To receive more detailed information please register and mail to Agnieszka Anna Wolodzko aawolodzko@gmail.com


Date: 17. and 18. May 2017 

Education in design is about the design of education: what we learn and how we learn are inseparable. Dichotomies such as content and form, figure and ground, or inside and outside serve no useful purpose. It is the task of educators to integrate de-stratification and holistic approaches within pedagogic practices – processes that should include the design of education itself.

More information about call for papers, keynotes and registration will follow shortly. | website: deleuze.artez.nl | contact mail: deleuze@artez.nl


All events will be held in English | All  events will take place at ArtEZ AKI Academy of Art and Design, Hulsmaatstraat 35, 7523 WB Enschede