Book Launch: Deleuze and Design

An Invitation 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


  • John O’Reilly. Associate Lecturer 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.


  • 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.


  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Information on Travel, Public transport, Parking and Disabled Access can be found on our website.
  • Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please contact Nichol Keene
  • Please note: This event will be photographed by the University of the Arts London, and that these images may be used by the event organisers in their future publications, promotional materials or websites.


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


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