Explaining the place of event architecture in the planning of sociable urban spaces based on the thought of Gilles Deleuze and Bernard Tschumi

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Architecture, Kish International branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish island, Iran

2 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Yadeghar-e-Imam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rey, Iran

3 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Abhar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abhar, Iran


Since the last decade of the 20th century, event management has been considered as a solution to improve the quality of the urban public spaces in the process of planning and developing the urban environment. Bernard Tschumi introduced this concept into the field of urban design. Also, Gilles Deleuze, the leading philosopher of post-modernism, in response to the two common views of his time, namely phenomenology and structuralism, relies on the event instead of the phenomenon. The present research is done through examining Deleuze's theories and sharing them with Tschumi 's theories with the aim of achieving a clear understanding of the nature of the event in order to create life in sociable urban spaces. Therefore, it has been tried to reach the goals of the research with an inductive-comparative method. In this way, first the concepts were examined and a general verdict was obtained, then the criteria obtained in the La Villette Park in Paris. The result was obtained from the combination of induction and analogy. The findings showed that there are significant similarities between the ideas of these two thinkers. The results of the current research, using the induction method, into the components: difference and repetition, transformation, rhizome, multiplicity, singularity and fold, and also using the analogy method, into the components: endless changes, transformation, negation of structure, Distinct multiplicity, human action and moving body are achieved in order to produce event in social space.


  • Receive Date: 28 November 2022
  • Revise Date: 20 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 28 March 2023
  • First Publish Date: 07 April 2023