HETEROTOPIAS

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“…In ‘Des espaces autres‘ French philosopher Michel Foucault developed the concept of ‘heterotopias’. He describes these ‘other spaces’ as places where different cultural atmpospheres are represented and incorporated into a single concept. Where as utopias refer to an ideal, heterotopias are also found in reality.Sacred or forbidden places are good exemples.For Foucault,the mirroir straddles the boundary between utopia and heterotopia.The reflection shows us ourselves in a nonexistent place, where we are in fact absent, which is utopian. But a mirror is equally a heterotopia, because the imaginary space on the other side of the mirroir enables us to take on form, thereby reinforcing this reality…” A PRIOR