Highlights of 2018 included continuing investigations of heterotopia by a diverse range of artists. For example, in the exhibition ‘Heterotopia’, held at the Saabat Gallery in Middlesborough, I was particularly struck by Azad Mohammed’s sculptures exploring the theme of the heterotopian ship, with ideas around displacement, asylum and the sense of home.
In Milan, reiterating Foucault’s heterotopia par excellence, Allegra Martin exhibited a series of photographs of the interiors of ferry boats crossing between Sardinia and Corsica. Over in Paris, Rémy Soubanere‘s photographs investigated heterotopia through the margins of the city at night.
2018 also saw the publication of a further collection of essays, offering ‘Heterotopias Beyond Foucault’:
Finally, journal articles and book chapters with a focus on heterotopia proliferated at an even faster pace this year. Here is a selection:
Andreescu, F. C. (2018) ‘The Romanians Are Coming: Immigrant bodies through the British gaze’ European Journal of Cultural Studies. On-line first Sept 2018
Antoniou, M. (2018). ‘Aristophanes’ The Birds, the Epidaurus Festival, and the Onassis Cultural Centre’ New Theatre Quarterly 34 (3) 272-282.
Bishop, S. and Waring, J (2018) ‘Transforming professional and service user identities in the heterotopian “hybrid spaces” of public–private partnerships’ Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice (on-line first)
Bowers, T. (2018) ‘Heterotopia and Actor-Network Theory: Visualizing the Normalization of Remediated Landscapes’, Space and Culture 21 (3) 233-246
Chen, Z. T. (2018) ‘Poetic prosumption of animation, comic, game and novel in a post-socialist China: A case of a popular video-sharing social media Bilibili as heterotopia’ Journal of Consumer Culture’ on-line first
Chung, H. J. (2018) Media Heterotopias: Digital Effects and Material Labor in Global Film Production Durham NC: Duke University Press.
Constant, S. (2018) ‘Heterotopias and Utopias in Black Mirror: Michel Foucault on “San Junipero”’ in Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory Eds. A.M. Cirucci and B. Vacker, New York: Rowan and Littlefield.
Damjanov, K. and Crouch, D. (2018) ‘Orbital Life on the International Space Station’ Space and Culture on-line first 9 January 2018
Davis, C. S., Snider, M. J., King, L., Shukraft, J. A., Sonda, J. D., Hicks, L. and Irvin, L. (2018) ‘A Time to Live and a Time to Die: Heterotopian Spatialities and Temporalities in a Pediatric Palliative Care Team’, Health Communication published on line 27 February 2018
De Vasconcelos Barboza, R. and Borba, R. (2018) ‘Linguistic landscapes as pornoheterotopias: deregulating gender and sexuality in the public toilet’ Linguistic Landscapes 4 (3) 257-277
Gonçalves, A. (2018) ‘Spaces of Resistance: Heterotopia and Dystopia in Toni Morrison’s Home’ Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, (série 3) 7 (1) 93-102.
Green, N. (2018) ‘The Waves of Heterotopia: Toward a Vernacular Intellectual History of the Indian Ocean’ The American Historical Review, 123 3: 846–874.
Halfacree, K. (2018) ‘Hope and repair within the Western Skyline? Americana Music’s rural heterotopia’ Journal of Rural Studies 63: 1-14
Maguire, G. (2018) ‘Of hideouts and heterotopias’ Journal of Romance Studies 18 (2) 181-203.
Maye-Banbury, A. (2018) ‘Strangers in the Shadows – An Exploration of the “Irish Boarding Houses” in 1950s Leicester as Heterotopic Spaces’ Irish Geographies 15 (1) 115-135
Odate, N. (2018) ‘Heterotopia Transformations:An Interview with Akira Takayama’ in K. Arfara, A. Mancewicz and R. Remshardt (Eds) Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere. Avant-Gardes in Performance. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 91-106
Ojrzyńska K. (2018) ‘Dancing Against the Tide: Reconstructing Irish Cultural Identity in Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall’ in: P. Villar-Argáiz P. (ed.) Irishness on the Margins. New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
O’Thomas, M. (2018) ‘There’ll always be an England – Butlins, Brexit and the Heterotopic Body’. Journal of European Popular Culture, 9 (1) 33-43
Röder, K.(2018) ‘Heterotopias as Spaces of Resistance in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981)’ in Resistance and the City: Negotiating Urban Identities: Race, Class, and Gender Eds. C. Ehland and P. Fischer Volume 28: 50-65. Brill on-line books.
Smith, V. L. (2018) ‘The Heterotopias of Todd Haynes: Creating Space for Same Sex Desire in Carol’ Film Criticism 42 (1)
Spânu, S. (2018) ‘ :The Heterotopic Nature of the Built Heritage: The Sacred Wooden Architecture of Transylvania and Its Practices’ in T.Lähdesmäki (ed.) Time and Transformation in Architecture. Leiden: Brill.
Tonner, P. (2018) ‘Heidegger, Heterotopic Dwelling and Prehistoric Art: an initial indication of a field of research’ Religions 9 (12) 405-
Villet, C (2018) ‘South Africa as postcolonial heterotopia: The racialized experience of place and space’, Foucault Studies24: 12-33.
White, R. G., Faramelli, A.and Hancock, D. (eds.) (2018) Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault.London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Zhao, W. and Öner, I. M. (2018) ‘The Cinematic Space in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours: A Heterotopian Perspective’ International Journal of Social Research, 2: (16).