Creating Heterotopias

Lecture held on ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

author Hrvoje Njirić

Tonight I will be talking about the approach to architecture linked to the concept of heterotopia and that has a specific relation to French philosopher Michel Foucault. The title of this presentation is “Creating Heterotopias”, or rather, “A Balkan/China Displacement”. This is in fact a work method that we applied in order to approach our China project via our own roots and I believe that it could be interesting to get to know such a methodical approach. This is, of course, one of many possibilities, the heterogeneousness of operative modes in architecture is current today. Something can be learned from every close and even not so close or familiar approach, and one’s own personal views can be expanded.