Circularity and Systems

Parts to Wholes

Building on Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s concept of agencement and Manuel DeLanda’s concept of assemblage, Stavros attempts to contextualize the discussion of Systems to Cities. In contrast to General Systems Theory (GST), Stavros accentuates the importance of considering both the elements and their relations.

Further Reading/ References

  • DeLanda, M. (2006). A New Philosophy of Society. London: Continuum.
    DeLanda, M. (2016). Assemblage Theory. Edinburgh: University Press.
    Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus. Translated by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
    Negarestani, R. (2014). Frontiers of Manipulations. In Speculations on Anonymous Materials Symposium MMXIV, transcript Andrej Radman,


Stavros Kousoulas
Stavros Kousoulas
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ir. Stavros Kousoulas is Assistant Professor of Architecture Philosophy and Theory in the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft. He has studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and at TU Delft. He received his doctoral title cum laude from IUAV Venice participating in the Villard d’ Honnecourt International Research Doctorate. He has published and lectured in Europe and abroad. He is a member of the editorial board of Footprint Delft Architecture Theory Journal since 2014. He is the author of the book Architectural Technicities (2022) and the edited volumes Architectures of Life and Death (with A. Radman, 2021) and Design Commons (with G. Bruyns, 2022). 

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Circularity for Educators

The platform is intended to provide with content on either circularity or pedagogy for and about circularity. It is one of the outcomes of the Circular Impulse Initiative (CII), a project intending to enhance the integration of circularity in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment education. The platform mainly aims to help tutors get better acquainted with circularity in the built environment by providing a series of resources on this subject that they can either view to get better informed or directly share with their students in class or online. A large number of the Faculty's professors and researchers have contributed substantially both in creating a coherent narrative for circularity in the built environment as well as further elaborating on different aspects of it. Besides this one, a new platform for interaction and direct exchange was also established in parallel that we call ‘Educators for Circularity‘. This one offers the opportunity for all of us to meet and share our experiences and learn from one another.

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