In this session we will discuss the (in)famous opening ‘plateau’ of Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. In this text they lay out a method for thinking based on an idea of multiplying connections that they call rhizomatics. We will discuss the features of this method and how, if at all, it relates to art and politics.
Recommended reading: Deleuze and Guattari, ‘Introduction: Rhizome’, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Vol. 2, London: Athlone Press, 1987 .
This event is part of Topics in Critical Thought, a short course designed to offer an introduction to critical thought in general and provide a series of engaging talks, discussions and activities related to topics of contemporary concern to critical theorists. Members of the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent will deliver all of the sessions. All seminars, except the last one, will be two hours long – 6.30-8.30pm – and will take place on Thursday.
More information about the full programme can be found here.