by Foucault in the late s but has remained a source of confusion and Foucault, M. () Die Heterotopien/Les Hétérotopies, Der. ten Räume und untersucht diese mit Hilfe des Konzeptes der Heterotopien von Foucault (). Im Zuge der. Debatte um die Rolle von. Arguably the most famous heterotopia that appears in Foucault’s work is the Chinese encyclopedia, which originates in the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. Drawing.

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Human geographers often connected to the postmodernist school have been using the term and heterotoipen author’s propositions to help understand the contemporary emergence of cultural, social, political, economic difference and identity as a central issue in larger multicultural cities.

Indeed, most of the examples really do not fit into traditional genre poetics, aesthetics and into the academic canon of subjects — in their case is the reference to intermediality a way out? In Faubion, James D.

It is not the material differences of radio, television, film and computer that enable one to outline a conception of media and their specific quality. The propagation of heterotopia as a concept has proved to be as sustainable – one could almost say as inflationary – as its inherent paradoxes have remained insoluble. 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.

Gaining insight between disciplines The authors of the various articles tend not to follow the quite controversial premise of intermedial aesthetics; in contrast, they bring into play the resistance of its underlying formed material and the appurtenant scientific method.

History of the Human Sciences. The geographer Edward Soja has worked with this concept in dialogue with the works of Henri Lefebvre concerning urban space in the book Thirdspace.

heterootpien Play — Ritual — Foucailtfocuses on art and its spaces. This approach can also pave the way to the absence and the difference, and provide a link for further, more general theorisation. Thus heterotopia does not make other times and other spaces present or accessible, but focuses on the differences and the absences, on the in-between or interstice. Email this article Login required. Foucailt this they counteract the definition of art and culture as a forming process.


Foucault’s elaborations on heterotopias were published in an article entitled Des espaces autres Of Other Spaces. The subjects consequently compiled and analysed as representation forms cover a remarkable aesthetic spectrum: In the very first lines they already toy with the doubts surrounding the productive appropriation of the term: Keywords Deleuze Ethics Foucault Resistance civil society counter-conduct disability ethnography examination freedom genealogy governmentality knowledge neoliberalism power reception refusal self subjectivity surveillance truth.

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Go directly to content Alt 1 Go directly to second-level navigation Alt 3 Go directly to first-level navigation Alt 2. Articles containing French-language text. 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 focuault.

All material offered in Dance and Theatre. Delany’s Triton and the Heterotopian Narrative”. As Walter Russell Mead has written, “Utopia is a place where everything is good; dystopia is a place where everything is bad; heterotopia is where things are different — that is, a collection whose members have few or no intelligible connections with one another.

The concept of heterotopia has had a significant impact on literature, especially science fiction, fantasy and other speculative genres. Heteropia — that refers generally to all those sites that encompass other times, open spaces other than those present in the here and now. Thus the medium resembles all those phenomena that undergo a process of forming — not least art and its diverse processes. Even newer formats such as computer games, virtual map services and the obligatory TV series currently featuring in academic discourse are rubricated and analysed as representation forms.

The End of the Postmodern Moment”. Heterottopien, Method, and Epistemology: Heterotopias are worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside.

Perspectives of Intermedial Aesthetics.

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The rather adventitious lectures and thumbnail sketches in which Foucault outlines this term seem to describe aptly the current state of the world we live in. Topinka is a graduate student at the University of Kansas. In the reception it brings forth further socio-political or economic aspects that clearly extend beyond the question of form, and it is thus captured entirely in this moment.


Since media are meanwhile no longer technologically determined, have emancipated themselves from their material carriers, they currently appear as no more than references heterotpien transfers of form — according to one of the provocative, introductory theses of the leading media scientists. However, the mirror is also a heterotopia, in that it is a real object.

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

Essential Works of Foucault,Volume 2. How to cite item. It is certainly a daring undertaking to put both heterotopia and intermedial aesthetics in the title of a humanities compendium in the hope that the potentisation of the undefined could contribute to its perspectivation. Heterotopia follows the template established by the notions of utopia and dystopia.

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Art may, of course, deal with medial and forming principles, yet it is always bound to specific materialities, not least due to its recipients. User Username Password Remember me.

A neologism from the oeuvre of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, conceived in his essayistic thought, has proved particularly sustainable: A talk given to foudault group of architects is the most well-known explanation of the term.