- Heterotopia continued to inspire artists and was explored in two pavilions at the Venice Biennale.
Heterotopias of Evocation
Dr Hesperia Iliadou Suppiej (lead curator), Vince Briffa (artist), Klitsa Antoniou (artist), Trevor Borg (artist) and Perit Matthew Joseph Casha (architect/designer). Borg, Briffa and Antoniou.
Heterotopia 1: The Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and Flash Art
Peter Halley (Curated by Gea Politi)
- There was the announcement of two books for early next year
Ferdinand, S., Souch, I. and Wesselman, D. (Eds.) (2020) Heterotopia and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century. London and New York: Routledge.
[Some of my research into how the digital era has affected the model of heterotopia will be published in the above in a chapter entitled: ‘New Communication Technologies and the Transformations of Space: Lessons from Michel Serres’ Thumbelina.’]
Smaranda, S. (2020) Heterotopia and Heritage Preservation: The Heterotopic Tool as a Means of Heritage Assessment, Switzerland AG: Springer Press.
- A further varied range of journal articles and chapters were published:
Akkawi, A. (2019) ‘Heterotopic Jerusalem: A Foucauldian Approach to Robert Stone’s Damascus Gate’ Journal of English Studies 14 (2) 7-20.
Almahasheer, M. B. (2019) ‘Winds of Change: Heterotopias in Nimah Nawwab’s The Unfurling’ Journal of Language Studies 19 ( 2) 70-81.
Bertoni, F. (2019) ‘Resounding heterotopias: breakdance, caporales and the re-appropriation of the city in Sounding Places: More than representational Geographies of Sound and Music, edited by K. Doughty, M. Duffy and T. Harada, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Brookfield, K. (2019) ‘Studentified areas as contested heterotopias: Findings from Southampton’ Area: Royal Geographical Society 51 (2) 350-359.
Caleb, A. (2019) ‘Contested Spaces: The Heterotopias of the Victorian Sickroom’ Humanities 8: (2) 80.
Çalışkan, O., Ribeiro, D.C. and Tümtürk, O. (2019) ‘Designing the heterotopia: from social ideology to spatial morphology’, Urban Design International, Online first.: 30 August 2019 .
Davis, C. S., Snider, M. J., King, L., Shukraft, A., Sonda, J. D., Hicks, L. and Irvin, L. (2019) ‘A Time to Live and a Time to Die: Heterotopian Spatialities and Temporalities in a Pediatric Palliative Care Team’, Health Communication 34 (9) 931-941,
Khadar, J. (2019) ‘Dystopian dark tourism, fan subculture and the ongoing Nakba in Banksy’s walled Off heterotopia’ in R. K. Isaac, E. Çakmak and R. Butler (eds.) Tourism and Hospitality in Conflict-ridden Destinations, London: Routledge.
Klein, S. (2019) ‘“A Sealed Rectilinear Planet”: The Skyscraper as Vertical Heterotopia in J. G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Ben Wheatley’s Screen Adaptation’ Space and Culture, Published on line 9 January 2019
Ljungberg, E. (2019) ‘Media practices in the making of an “other space”: communicating inclusion, exclusion, and belonging in a controversial heterotopia’. New Media & Society, First published 25 November 2019
Milani, T. and Levon, E. (2019) ‘Israel as homotopia: language, space, and vicious belonging’ Language in Society 48 (4) 607-628.
Parnell, R. and Pitsikali, A. (2019) ‘The Public Playground Paradox: “Child’s Joy” or Heterotopia of Fear?’ Children’s Geographies. 17 (6): 719-73.
Patrício, C., Breser, C. and Ioannidis, K. (2019) ‘Heterotopic Landscapes: From GreenParks to Hybrid Territories’ in Smaniotto Costa et al (eds.) CyberParks – The Interface Between People, Places and Technology: New Approaches and Perspectives. Springer International: Open Access Book. 14-24
Powrie, P. (2019) ‘From Heterotopia to Metatopia: Staging death in Carmen’, in Classical French Literature on Screen, edited by H. B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Wierschem, M. (2019) ‘Spaces of normality, pictures of monstrosity: socio-spatial configurations of the abnormal in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man’ Journal of Science and Popular Culture 2 (1) 71-88.
- A personal note
Very late, I started to read the work of the philosopher Michel Serres. His thought has been a breath of fresh air amongst the crowded, insular, competitive and self-promoting academic world. He has opened up very different, inspirational spaces.