Watch: Deleuze and Guattari’s ‘Rhizome’ Explained

In this video Joseph Vogl, a professor of contemporary literature at the Humboldt University Berlin, explains Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the “rhizome.”

Deleuze and Guattari use the term rhizome throughout their work, especially in their discussion of thought in “A Thousand Plateaus.” They argue that traditional thought is tree-like, in that it follows a linear pattern, branching off at various points. Rhizomes, taken from a kind of root system found in nature, are non-linear, and non-hierarchical.

Watch below.