This thesis looks to restore Michel Foucault’s concept of the heterotopia to its literary origins, and to examine its changing status as a literary motif through the. Eterotopia (Italian Edition) – Kindle edition by Michael Foucault. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. by Foucault in the late s but has remained a source of confusion and including a new translation of Foucault’s influential text.

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La Maddalena reflects this definition of focuault They are episodes of suspension from reality, places that at the same time represent, challenge and overturn social spaces. Retrieved from ” https: The concept of a heterotopia has also been discussed in relation to the space in which learning takes place.

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Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age. Foucault’s elaborations on heterotopias were published in an article entitled Des espaces autres Of Other Spaces.

Heterotopia follows the template established by the notions of utopia and dystopia. Aesthetics, Egerotopia, and Epistemology: Views Read Edit View history. Heterotopias are worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside.

Heterotopia (space)

Before the start, the invited studios conceived eight floating totems, exhibited in a rocky cove called Cala Francese, where most of the activities took place, and which represented the themes to be developed. The concept of heterotopia has had a significant impact on literature, especially science fiction, fantasy and other speculative genres.

His first mention of the concept is in his preface to ‘The Order of Things’ and refers to texts rather than socio-cultural spaces.


Delany’s Triton and the Heterotopian Narrative”. The idea of place more often related to ethnicity and gender and less often to the social class issue as a heterotopic entity has been gaining attention in the current context of postmodern, post-structuralist theoretical discussion and political practice in Geography and other spatial social sciences.

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A heterotopic fiucault of digital media is, according to Chung, to grasp the globally dispersed labor structure of multinational capitalism that produces the audiovisual representations of various spacio-temporalities. Visit to the military battery of Punta Rossa in Caprera.

Collective memory, trauma, survival, anthropocentrism, action, time, mobility, colonialism, myth and narrative are just some of the key words discussed during the event. However, the mirror is also a heterotopia, in that it is a real object. In general, a heterotopia is a physical representation or approximation of a utopia, or a parallel space such as a prison that contains undesirable bodies to make a real utopian space impossible.

The Order of Things. A utopia is an idea or an image that is not real but represents a perfected version of society, such as Thomas More’s book or Le Corbusier ‘s drawings. It was conceived by an independent group of architects and supported by various organisations and local institutions.

Heterotopia (space) – Wikipedia

Halfway between the busy summer season and the deserted winter, the workshop took place in the perfect time to enjoy the heavenly and still largely untouched landscape. Even if it has structured the ten days of the event, the project is perhaps the least relevant part, or rather, it is meant if conceived as a tool of knowledge rather than a way to solve problems. Perhaps the same organization of the laboratory, beyond the particular final results, is the answer to mass tourism and predatory that afflicts La Maddalena: The geographer Edward Soja has worked ofucault this concept in dialogue with the works of Henri Lefebvre concerning urban space in the book Thirdspace.


Visit to the former Arsenale della Maddalena. A mirror is a utopia because the image reflected is a ‘placeless eterotlpia, an unreal virtual place that allows one to see one’s own visibility.

Essential Works of Foucault,Volume 2. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Eterotopia, La Maddalena Research in Post-Compulsory Education.

Duke University Press,pp. New Media scholar Hye Jean Chung applies the concept of heterotopia to describe the multiple superimposed layers of spaciality and temporality observed in highly digitized audiovisual media. Foucault uses the term “heterotopia” French: China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.

Foucault explains the link between utopias and heterotopias using the metaphor of a mirror. History of the Human Sciences. It is more important to ask questions, provoke and discuss.