By Michiel Dehaene,Lieven De Cauter
Heterotopia, actually which 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 person who possesses a number of, fragmented or perhaps incompatible meanings. The time period has had an influence on architectural and concrete idea because it was once coined via Foucault within the past due Nineteen Sixties however it has remained a resource of misunderstanding and debate considering. Heterotopia and the City seeks to explain this idea and investigates the heterotopias which exist all through our modern international: in museums, topic parks, shops, vacation inns, gated groups, wellbeing motels 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 by way of recognized students, the e-book contains a chain of serious case reviews, from Beaubourg to Bilbao, which probe various (post)urban alterations and which redirect the controversy at the privatization of public area. 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 a very important thought for modern city conception. The publication should 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 worthy contribution to present severe argument.
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Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society by Michiel Dehaene,Lieven De Cauter