In the last twenty years we have been witness t o the fruitful \;interplay between representat ion theory of quivers and cluster algebras. On the one hand\, representation theory has been a very powerful tool to categorify cluster algebras. On t he other hand\, the study of cluster algebras has unveiled phenomena that are now central in represe ntation theory\, such as tau-tilting theory or hig her homological algebra. \;

\nIn this ta lk\, which is based on joint work in progress with Nathan Ilten and Alfredo Ná\;jera\, I will explain how one can use deformation theory to cons truct cluster algebras of finite type from (the du al of) their exchange \;graph using deformatio n theory. Time permitting I will mention how this process can be generalised to tau-tilting finite a lgebras. \;

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