READINGS::The Logic of Sensation 2011

July 13, 2011


Architecture+Philosophy: The Logic of Sensation (in the institution)

Week One: Sensation

-Gilles Deleuze, ‘Painting and Sensation’, in The Logic of Sensation, London: Continuum, 2003.


-Gilles Deleuze, ‘The Diagram’, in The Logic of Sensation, London: Continuum, 2003.


Week Two: Affect

-Brian Massumi, The Autonomy of Affect, in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002.


-Brian Massumi, ‘Of Microperception and Micropolitics, in Inflexions online journal, no. 3, October 2009.

MassumiandMcKim OfMicroperceptionandMicropolitics

Week Three: Bodies

Georges Teyssot, ‘The Mutant Body of Architecture’ in Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Flesh: Architectural Probes, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.

Teyssot MutantBodies

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, ‘November 28, 1947: How to Make Yourself a Body Without Organs’ in A Thousand Plateaus, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1987.

DeleuzeGuattari AThousandPlateaus

Week Four: Feeling

-Nigel Thrift, ‘Intensities of Feeling: Towards a Spatial Politics of Affect, in Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Volume 86, Issue 1,  March 2004, pp. 57–78.    

Thrift – Intensities of Feeling – Towards a Spatial Politics of Affect

-Nigel Thrift, ‘Spatialities of Feeling’ in Non-Representational Theory: Space, Politics, Affect, London: Routledge, 2008. 

Thrift Non-Representational Theory 

PLEASE NOTE these are two versions of the same essay. The second version is included in a collection of essays you may want to make further reference to.

Week Five: Clinics and Hospitals

-Michel Foucault, ‘Spaces and Classes’ in The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception, London: Routledge, 1989.

Foucault BirthoftheClinic

-Michel Foucault, ‘Of Other Spaces’ in Diacritics, vol. 16, no. 1, Spring, 1986, pp. 22-27.

Foucault OfOtherSpaces

Week Six: Museums

-Tony Bennett, ‘The Exhibitionary Complex’, The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics, London: Routledge, 1995, excerpt, pp. 59-79.

Bennett The Exhibitionary Complex

-Douglas Crimp, ‘On the Museum’s Ruins’ in Hal Foster, ed., Postmodern Culture, London: Pluto Press, 1985, pp. 43-56. (Also available online as a google book. See in this edition Rosalind Krauss’s seminal essay, ‘Sculpture in the Expanded Field’).

Crimp Museums Ruins

Week Seven: Prisons

Michel Foucault, ‘Panopticism’ in Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, London: Penguin, 1991.

Foucault Panopticon

Michel Foucault, ‘Complete and Austere Institutions’ in Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, London: Penguin, 1991.

Foucault Prisons

Week Eight: Secret Societies

Jan Verwoert, ‘Exhaustion an Exuberance’ in Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want, Sternberg Press, 2010.

Jan Verwoert Exhaustion

Jan Verwoert, How do we share? The secret? How will we experience? The mysteries? in Cristina Ricupero, Alexis Vaillant, Max Hollein, eds. Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, CAPC Museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Snoek.

JanVerwoert Secret Societies

Week Nine: Control Societies

Gilles Deleuze, ‘Postscript on Societies of Control’ in Negotiations: 1972-1990, New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

Deleuze Postscript on Societies of Control

Maurizio Lazzarato, ‘The Concepts of Life and the Living in the Societies of Control’ in Martin Fuglsang and Bent Meier Sorensen, eds. Deleuze and the Social, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Lazzarato The Concepts of Life… 

Week Ten: Corporate Space

Reinhold Martin, The Organisational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space, Cambridge Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2003.

Martin Organizational Complex

Week Eleven: Catalogues

-Michel Foucault, ‘Preface’, in  The Order of Things, London: Routledge, 1970.

Foucault The Order of Things

-Susan Stewart, ‘Part 2: The Miniature’, On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993.

Stewart Miniature On Longing

Further Reading…

-Robert Harbison, ‘Contracted World: Museums and Catalogues’ in Eccentric Spaces, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2000, pp. 140-162.


Week Twelve: Affective Conclusion

Gregory Seijworth and Melissa Gregg ‘An Inventory of Shimmers’ in Gregory Seijworth and Melissa Gregg eds. The Affect Theory Reader, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010.

Affect Theory Reader


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