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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 impression on architectural and concrete idea because it was once coined by way of Foucault within the overdue Nineteen Sixties however it has remained a resource of bewilderment and debate considering that. Heterotopia and the City seeks to explain this idea and investigates the heterotopias which exist all through our modern global: in museums, subject matter parks, department stores, vacation lodges, gated groups, wellbeing motels and competition 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 via famous students, the e-book contains a sequence of severe case reports, from Beaubourg to Bilbao, which probe more than a few (post)urban adjustments and which redirect the controversy at the privatization of public house. Wastelands and terrains vagues are studied intimately in a piece on city activism and transgression and the reader will get a glimpse of the extremes of our dualized, postcivil situation via case stories on Jakarta, Dubai, and Kinshasa.

Heterotopia and the City presents a collective attempt to reposition heterotopia as an important suggestion for modern city thought. The ebook might be of curiosity to all these wishing to appreciate the town within the rising postcivil society and post-historical period. Planners, architects, cultural theorists, urbanists and lecturers will locate this a precious contribution to present severe argument.

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