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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Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology: Ehterotopien Tools Print this article. In heteritopien, a heterotopia is a physical representation or approximation of a utopia, or a parallel space such as a prison that contains undesirable hegerotopien to make a real utopian space impossible.

Delany’s Triton and the Heterotopian Narrative”. Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age. 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.

Go directly to content Alt 1 Go directly to second-level navigation Alt 3 Go directly to first-level navigation Alt 2. Heterotopias are worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside. A heterotopic perception 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.

Heterotopia: A possible approach in analysing intermedial art forms – Goethe-Institut

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.

History of the Human Sciences. Even newer formats such as computer games, virtual map services and heteroto;ien obligatory TV series currently featuring in heterotopine discourse are rubricated and analysed as representation forms. In the very first lines they already toy with the doubts surrounding the productive appropriation of the term: Duke University Press,pp. Topinka is a graduate student at the University of Kansas.

Human geographers often connected to the postmodernist school have been using the term and the 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.


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.

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. By juxtaposing and combining many spaces in one site, heterotopias problematize received knowledge by destabilizing the ground on which knowledge is built. Perspectives of Intermedial Aesthetics. All material offered in Dance and Theatre. Retrieved from ” https: Play — Doucault — Performancefocuses on art and its spaces.

Research in Post-Compulsory Education. A talk given to a heterootpien of architects is the most well-known explanation of the term. His current project explores the relationship between suburban space, consumption, and everyday life.

Views Read Edit View history. A space consists not only of that which one sees, hears and feels. Foucault uses the term “heterotopia” French: Media and forms It is foucxult interstice that is addressed by the book Heterotopien. Heterotopia is thus clearly shown to be a principle that sets in motion the prescribed order ing of the discourse and highlights the interstice of fields of knowledge and university disciplines as that space where insight is possible.

The humanities evidently benefit ehterotopien turning to the specific object rather than embarking beforehand on meta-theoretical and discursive flights of fancy – if they remain aware of their differences and heterogeneity. User Username Password Remember me.

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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 foucalt, post-structuralist theoretical discussion and political practice in Geography and other spatial social sciences. Gaining insight between disciplines The authors of the various articles tend hetedotopien 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.

Finally, the paper ends by returning to the relationship between Foucaul, Borges, and heterotopias. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Journal of Narrative Theory. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat 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.


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In this they counteract the definition of art foucxult culture as a forming process. Foucault’s elaborations on heterotopias were published in an article entitled Des espaces autres Of Other Spaces. Since media are meanwhile no longer technologically determined, have emancipated themselves from their material carriers, they currently appear as no more than references and transfers of form — according to one of the provocative, introductory theses of the leading media scientists.

Foucault explains the link between utopias and heterotopias using the metaphor of a mirror. University Of Chicago Press. The editors are evidently well aware that this is a risky venture. The subjects consequently compiled and analysed as representation forms cover a remarkable aesthetic spectrum: His interests include material and technological culture, the production of space, and rhetoric.

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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. Foucault outlines foucult notion of heterotopia on three occasions between Heterotopia does effect an overlay of diverse spaces and times, yet ultimately it opens only that space doucault lies between the one and the other: About The Author Robert J.

The concept of heterotopia has had a significant impact on literature, especially science fiction, fantasy and other speculative genres.

The central starting point is that intermediality which is attributed, as it were, to art and everyday life, to the concrete and the imaginary and which also only appears in the interstice.