8th Deleuze Studies International Conference 2015

Monday 29 June 2015 - Wednesday 1 July 2015


Daughters of Chaos: Discipline, Practice, a Life

Stockholm Monday 29th June – Wednesday 1st July 2015


“Daughters of chaos” describes the filial role with which Deleuze and Guattari have anointed the disciplines of philosophy, science and art, suggesting that disciplinary formations and their respective practices enable us to make sense of the diverse cultural and natural phenomena of local environments in relation to collective global concerns. In the two decades that have passed since they made this statement, the implications of formations and practices on how we perceive and perform the relation between the local and the global have become increasingly acute in light of political, economic, and environmental concerns. The organizing committee of the 8th Deleuze Studies International Conference believe it is apt to specifically mobilize the daughters of chaos in direct response to our current point in time.  

The three disciplines of philosophy, science, and art are said to enable the capture of what Deleuze and Guattari, in reference to the ancient Greek notion, call chaos. The daughters support the emergence of order out of a fundamental chaos; they are like guides who assist us to make sense of things and to act together to manifest new subjectivities, social relations and environment-worlds. This constant play between chaos and order constitutes a part of all becoming. At the same time, the installation of a “little order to protect us from chaos”, which is necessary for all creation, also risks succumbing to stagnant formations. Molar forms are established that prevent rather than encourage thought, that discourage rather than promote action, and that delimit rather than stimulate creation. As the subtitle of this conference suggests, this conference seeks to investigate ways in which discipline and practice function to both perform and challenge current political, philosophical, scientific, and artistic formations. Ultimately, we are concerned with what constitutes a life; how it comes to be biopolitically measured, how it is constrained and/or activated, and what forms are encouraged and valued at the expense of others.

In this light, we invite contributions focusing on the interplay between form and chaos and their philosophical, artistic, scientific, but also political implications in our contemporary climate. We are eager to see how different practices and disciplines approach this interplay both from the sense of disciplinary constraints and habitual practices and from the productive force of the three daughters of chaos “as forms of thought or creation.” We welcome individual proposals for papers, panel proposals, as well as alternative approaches to presentation formats, such as dialogues, discussions, performative pieces and participatory actions. Abstracts should be 300-500 words. Biographical statements and affiliations should be approximately 100 words.

Submissions should be made by: Monday 21 November 2014 to daughtersofchaos [at] gmail [dot] com (daughtersofchaos [at] gmail [dot] com)


Notification of acceptance of abstracts between 12-19 December 2014


Daughters of Chaos: Discipline, Practice, a Life

8th International Deleuze Studies CAMP 2015

Stockholm Monday 22th June – Friday 26 June 2015



The Deleuze Studies CAMP is an intensive seminar and workshop event directed toward PhD researchers and emerging researchers keen to develop their understanding of the philosophical theories of Gilles Deleuze. This year the title of the camp, as with the conference is: Daughters of Chaos: Practice, Discipline, A Life. The Deleuze Studies Camp has preceded the international Deleuze Studies conference since its inception in 2008. In the past it has functioned as a well-attended and very popular pre-conference event with the specific aim of enabling PhD students and post-graduates, but also more experienced researchers and practitioners to engage with established Deleuze scholars in intense seminar and workshop scenarios. In 2015, the 8th international Deleuze Studies Camp will take place on the island of Utö in the outer archipelago of Stockholm, Sweden. Our aim will be to explore productive transdisciplinary connections across a diversity of disciplines – including architecture, urbanism, education, gender studies, literature, philosophy, and theatre and performance arts. We will discuss emerging domains of knowledge and their respective research practices and methodologies toward a rethinking of local and global environmental relations, or what we call ‘a life’. Our provisional schedule so far frames the following topics: rethinking institutional and disciplinary frameworks; pedagogical practices and habits; environmental disciplining; new material practices and a life; creating disciplinary consistency. So far our camp guides include: Mindy Blaise; Marc Boumeester; Gary Genosko; Anna Hickey Moody; Liselott Marriet Olsson; Adrian Parr; Andrej Radman. Hélène Frichot and Catharina Gabrielsson will curate the camp, Ian Buchanan will help us conclude with a plenary roundtable, and Daniella Angelucci will introduce plans for the 2016 Deleuze Camp to be held in Rome.

To attend the Deleuze Studies Camp we ask you submit: 1. A 500 word expression of interest; 2. with a biographical statement including institutional affiliation (or else your non-institutional status or affiliation) (100 words). We are looking specifically for participants who have a vested interest in the themes relevant to the event as described in the conference call for papers. Please submit expressions of interest to: daughtersofchaos[at]gmail.com. Please submit as a word document and name the document as follows: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DSCAMP2015.doc DUE: 30 January 2015

Dr Hélène Frichot   Associate Professor   Docent
Critical Studies and Gender Theory in Architecture
School of Architecture KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
Stockholm   Sweden
Email - helene [dot] frichot [at] arch [dot] kth [dot] se
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