Foucault: Of Other Spaces

[SYMPOSIUM] is a monthly free and open-access reading group for artists, researchers and anyone interested in the intersections between art practice and critical theory. This month they read Foucault.

at Yurt Cafe

Heterotopia remains a concept that Foucault never fully elaborated, yet it has, since the 60’s up to the present day, been appropriated, interpreted and re-interpreted by architects, theorists of the public space and artists alike. The final passage of the paper concludes that ‘the ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilisations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates’.

This book club is facilitated by Dasha Loyko and will take place on Unison, a former lifeboat that now functions as a project space. It was founded by Anastasia Freygang ‘to create a shifting pocket of enquiries’. We will meet at Yurt Café, located next to Limehouse station, between 1:30pm and 2pm and walk to the boat moored nearby. For more information, the download the text and book your place please visit the website.

[SYMPOSIUM] is a monthly free and open-access reading group for artists, researchers and anyone interested in the intersections between art practice and critical theory. Everyone can propose a text and facilitate the reading group.

[SYMPOSIUM]

Opening Times
Event: Sunday 15 October, 1.30-4pm

Where
Yurt Cafe
St. Katharine's Precinct, 2 Butcher Row,
London
E14 8DS