Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil by Michiel Dehaene,Lieven De Cauter

By Michiel Dehaene,Lieven De Cauter

Heterotopia, actually that means ‘other place’, is a wealthy idea in city layout that describes an area that's at the margins of ordered or civil society, and one who possesses a number of, fragmented or perhaps incompatible meanings. The time period has had an impression on architectural and concrete conception because it was once coined via Foucault within the past due Sixties however it has remained a resource of misunderstanding and debate on the grounds that. Heterotopia and the City seeks to explain this idea and investigates the heterotopias which exist all through our modern international: in museums, subject parks, department stores, vacation hotels, gated groups, health lodges and pageant markets.

With theoretical contributions at the inspiration of heterotopia, together with a brand new translation of Foucault’s influential 1967 textual content, Of different Space and essays through recognized students, the ebook includes a sequence of serious case experiences, from Beaubourg to Bilbao, which probe more than a few (post)urban modifications and which redirect the talk at the privatization of public house. Wastelands and terrains vagues are studied intimately in a bit on city activism and transgression and the reader will get a glimpse of the extremes of our dualized, postcivil via case reviews on Jakarta, Dubai, and Kinshasa.

Heterotopia and the City offers a collective attempt to reposition heterotopia as an important idea for modern city concept. The publication can be of curiosity to all these wishing to appreciate town within the rising postcivil society and post-historical period. Planners, architects, cultural theorists, urbanists and lecturers will locate this a worthwhile contribution to present serious argument.

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