biographical statement

Dr Hélène Frichot is Associate Professor and Docent in Critical Studies and Gender Theory in Architecture, in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm. She co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia (http://architecture.testpattern.com.au) between 2005-2014. Between 2004-2011 she held an academic position in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy (while her first discipline is architecture, she holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Sydney, 2004). Hélène draws predominantly on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, alongside other poststructuralist as well as feminist thinkers. Her published research has ranged widely from commentary on the ethico-aesthetics of contemporary digital architecture operating within the new biotechnological paradigm, to the role of emerging participatory and relational practices in the arts, including critical and creative spatial practices. She considers architecture-writing to be her mode of practice. Recent publications include: Deleuze and Architecture (EUP, 2013); “On Finding Oneself Spinozist: Refuge, Beatitude and the Any-Space-Whatever”, in Charles J. Stivale, Eugene W. Holland, Daniel W. Smith eds., Gilles Deleuze: Image and Text (Continuum Press, 2009); “Drawing, Thinking, Doing: From Diagram Work to the Superfold” in ACCESS, 30 (2011); “Following Hélène Cixous’s Steps Towards a Writing Architecture” in Naomi Stead and Lee Stickells guest editors, ATR (Architecture Theory Review), 15:3 (2010).