Deleuze and Design – Book Launch

Deleuze and Design

Betti Marenko and Jamie Brassett (eds.)



Thursday, 17 December 2015 from 16:00 to 20:00 (GMT)


Central Saint Martins – 1 Granary Square King’s Cross N1C 4AA GB –

You are invited to celebrate the launch of Deleuze and Design edited by Betti Marenko and Jamie Brassett, published by Edinburgh University Press as part of their ‘Deleuze Connections’ series.

This book investigates the ways that the creative philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and the multiple practices and thinking of designing impact each other, with focus on technodigital objects, innovation and design strategies, illustration, activism, smithing, functionality, design history and ecosophy.

Join editors Betti, Jamie and some of the authors for an evening of discussion provoked by this book. In addition special guest, Pat Kane, will give a response to the book followed by drinks and networking.

The event is open to all members of the public, UAL staff and students, and would be of particular interest to philosophy and design students or academics, as well as design industry professionals.

“In a field decidedly weak in theoretical constructs, this book goes a long way toward aligning design studies with contemporary philosophy. But it also steers Deleuze in a new direction, unleashing the creative power and possibilities behind one of the chief philosophical figures of our age.” – Dr Elizabeth Guffey, State University of New York, Purchase



Betti Marenko. Research Leader Product Ceramic & Industrial Design Programme, CSM

Jamie Brassett. Subject Leader & MA Course Leader Innovation Management CSM



Manola Antonioli. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architetture de Paris La Villette

Derek Hales. Independent researcher working in para-academic contexts of R&D, abstract culture and philosophy.

John O’Reilly. Associate Lecturer MA Course Leader Innovation Management CSM



Pat Kane has many personas. He is the author of the 2004 book The Play Ethic, and Director of the innovation and futures consultancy of the same name. Pat is also lead curator for NESTA’s FutureFest and a political activist, supporting Scottish independence. Since 1986 Pat has, with his brother Greg, formed the band Hue and Cry, and still perform and produce new work. He has always engaged in philosophical concepts, especially those from Deleuze and Guattari, and we are honoured to have him join us for this launch.