Of Other Spaces asks us to consider the ways in which spaces are charged with authority, and both serve and suppress our actions and ways of relating. It follows within a discourse on the sociocultural conditions embedded in different spaces, institutional and otherwise. The concept of “other spaces” is inspired by the philosophy of Michel Foucault, from his 1967 essay, Of Other Spaces, Heterotopias, on the social relations and cultural conditions associated with the weight of space, architecture, and history. Foucault’s essay is reprinted in this book.
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