Heterotopia - Reframing Spatial Practices and Boundaries, 1960-present
(Supervisors: Marina Lathouri, Edward W Soja)
The dissertation (re)examines the disruption of 'ortotopographic' thought and the reverberation of 'heterotopology' from the 1960s onwards, in order to (re)assess the normative in architecture and urbanism. By examining the histories of architectural knowledge in this specific period, the process is suggested by which architecture and urbanism transformed the utopian project into a diversity of 'other' - heterotopia practices, emphasising the relevance of 'type' and typological variation. To this aim, the dissertation traces the emergence of the term heterotopia in biology and medicine in late nineteenth century, and the (re)emergence in cultural studies and architecture in late twentieth century.
PhD due for completion this summer.
Emanuel de Sousa is a registered architect, who graduated from Faculdade Arquitectura Universidade do Porto (FAUP), with further academic education at Technische Universiteit Delft and Berlage Institute Rotterdam. He has previously worked at Steven Ehrlich Architects, Los Angeles; Peter Eisenman Architects, New York; and José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Portugal. He has taught Urban Planning at FAUP and History and Theory Studies at Architectural Association. He is the recipient of Jovens Criadores Award (2000), Ricardo G Spratley Award (2004) and Eng. Antonio de Almeida Foundation Scholarship (2005), Europan 09 Award (2008), AA/CCA Centre Canadien D’Architecture Research Grant (2010) and is presently pursuing his PhD at the AA, supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal. He is co-editor of Propositions: Ideology in Transparency (AA PhD Publications, 2010).