10 February 2013
An article by Jacques Ranciére, The Aesthetic Heterotopia (2010), has been brought to my attention. Ranciére clearly states that he uses the term heterotopia ‘independently of the use that Foucault made of it’. It is nevertheless a fascinating argument for a notion of the aesthetic outside ‘disciplinary boundaries and hierarchies of levels’ with some perhaps superficial resemblance to Foucault’s account of the disruptive heterotopia in the preface to The Order of Things.
Ranciére, J. (2010) ‘The Aesthetic Heterotopia’, Philosophy Today (Special Supplement), 54 pp 15-25.