Can You Hear Me? Thinking Academic Collective Scenes as Intimate Spaces

Teija Loytonen*

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Inspired by Gilles Deleuze's texts and writings, this article is an experiment toward thinking about academic "collective scenes" as "intimate spaces." Baugh explained that for Deleuze experimentation involves encounters with the unknown without preconceptions about what these encounters should be or produce. Similarly, in this article, I begin the experiment without any particular directives or plans besides closely (or intimately) connecting and thinking with academia, and Deleuze; I am interested in investigating what (my) diverse encounters with/in academia prompt (in me) now when thinking and writing (about) academic collectives, disciplines, practices, people and spaces, and more. The aim of the experimentation is not to support or reject any specific forms of established and predefined academic attachments but to explore them, let them loose, to widen thought about what emerges with(in) academia, how we might also connect with(in) academia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15327086211037963
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Early online date22 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Intimacy
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • academia
  • experimentation
  • poem-ish inquiry


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