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Space and Culture: Quarantine

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posted on 2021-01-01, 00:00 authored by Mirjana LozanovskaMirjana Lozanovska
The dead, not unlike the sick, are historically quarantined from the space of the living. Spatial separation is a constituent of civilization and this is epitomized by an architectural and urban separation, indeed division, between the space of the dead and the space of the living. Cemeteries are historically located on the periphery, quartered off by a clearly demarcated boundary, or in a separate site altogether as it is called, the City of the Dead. Architecture manifests a clarity of distinction between the living and the dead as spatially distinct building block of civilization. Yet we know this cannot be the whole story. This paper will draw on the death drive from psychoanalytic theory to discuss an architecture of quarantine.

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Journal

Space and Culture

Volume

24

Issue

2

Pagination

188 - 193

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1206-3312

eISSN

1552-8308

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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