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Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology$
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Hanjo Berressem

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450751

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450751.001.0001

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Schizoanalytic Ecology

Schizoanalytic Ecology

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Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology

Hanjo Berressem

Edinburgh University Press

Set against contemporary versions of a dark ecology, the chapter shows the inherent luminism of Guattari’s ecosophy, which it develops from within the complementarity of the differently luminous planes of immanence and of consistency. Drawing on Guattari’s ecologization of the notion of the abstract machine, the chapter turns to architecture as a testing site of the alignment of given world and giving creatures. A reading of Guattari’s writings on architecture shows that a schizoecological architecture should be, like ecology itself, both intensely impersonal and intensely personal, both intensely abstract and concrete. After tracing the conceptual architectures of the La Borde clinic, it develops, against recent theories of an all-encompassing and all-pervading capitalism, the theory of a time- and site-specific capitalism, and, set against against Lacanian paychoanalysis, of a time- and site-specific unconscious. The chapter concludes with a reading of The Three Ecologies and Chaosmosis in the light of Schizoanalytic Cartographies.

Keywords:   dark ecology, luminosity, plane of immanence, plane of consistency, abstract machine, architecture, La Borde, Lazzarato, capitalism, Lacan

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