Location: Erasmus University Rotterdam – Van der Goot Building (M1-17 Tokyo). Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam.

Specific directions below.

Date: 7 October 2021

Deleuze, Guattari & the Economy is a conference hosted by the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

What do Deleuze and Guattari have to say about economics and the economy? After the last financial crisis — and in expectation of the next — issues concerning financialisation, mounting debts, fluctuating markets, and inequality remain as vexing as they were in the 70s and 80s. While Deleuze & Guattari might have hesitated to speak of ‘the’ economy, there can be little doubt that they would have much to say to the discursive formation that does employ this substantive. The argument raised in Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus against an economy isolated from material, affective, moral and political orders remains valid and valuable today and many strains of their analysis are echoed in contemporary developments (cryptocurrencies, precarisation, the issue of debt).

These and related themes will be addressed at this conference. Attendance is free, but registration is requested (can be found at the bottom of the page.)

Reading group

Two preparatory reading group sessions in which we read some seminal texts will take place in Rotterdam on:

Sunday the 3rd of October 19:00 – 22:00, and

Wednesday the 6th of October 19:00 – 22:00

For those willing to attend, please contact us through the address below.


09:45 Opening

10:00 Welcome by Sjoerd van Tuinen

10:30 Erik Bordeleau (NOVA University, Lisbon) – We Too have a Code: On Differential Incorporations of Value

11:15 David van Putten (ESPhil) – On the difference between debt and exchange

12:00 Coffee break

12:15 Quentin Badaire (ENS-PSL) – Rethinking the history and power of money and banking with Deleuze & Guattari:

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Davide Gelmetti – The Consuming Production

14:45 Ralf Gisinger (University of Vienna) – Decoding Capitalism?

15:30 – Break

15:45 Anna Longo (CIPh) – Information, contre-information et non-information

16:30 Christian Kerslake – Deleuze’s Break with Marxian Economics

17:15 Discussion and closing

17:30 / 18:00 Drinks


By metro: From Central Station, take line D or E to Beurs and A, B or C to Kralingse Zoom. From there it’s a 10 minute walk.

By tram: From Central Station, take tram 7 to Woudestein or tram 24 to Oude Plantage and walk 5 minutes.

For custom travel advice, consult: https://9292.nl/


Address enquiries to: d.c.vanputten@esphil.eur.nl

Attendee registration form