Deleuze's 'théorie d'agencements' is particularly powerful to conceptualise and approach the complexity, dynamics and differences in the politics of life:
An arrangement is constrictivist: 'Any two forces constitute a body as soon as they enter into relationship.' It's a construction of multiples, that change in nature according to the new relations created. We can understand this, as opening us a new ecosystemic approach toward theory and creative work. It might be interesting to arrive at a preliminary idea, of how the concept of arrangements can be used as a methodology for agency, art, creative practice and expression.
First I'd like to discuss beforehand the framework of the class, regarding the group of people who would be interested. What would you be keen on talking about? What texts must and should we read? What concepts would you be interested in talking about? More philosophical or more applied ones?
Also, I would prefer a collective dérive instead of a deductive lecture, which could also result in a collection of small essays in the end. It would be nonsensical, to not consider the class itself as a new arrangement. Lets see what happens...
My approach would include following ideas: 1) From my point of view it would be important to distinguish Deleuze's theory from DeLanda's ANPS Assemblage-Theory and Latours ANT (Actor-Network-Theory) maybe Bourriauds "Relational Aesthetics". 2)Heike Delitz' Book "Gebaute Gesellschaft: Architektur als Medium des Sozialen" offers a nice perspective in which she develops a new understanding of urban planning based by applying the ideas in a 'machinic urbanism'. 3) Just a possible phylum: "Apparition=Apparatus"/"What does it mean to have an idea?"/"Concepts, they must be fabricated"/"Spaces of possibilities"/"Monsters and demonstrations"/"Machinic Arrangements and abstract Machines"/"Becoming"