03-11-2017

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Paul Preciado - Het Nieuwe Instituut 02-11-2017

-Research is focussed on interiority

- gender dysphoria is seen as an illness, testosterone is seen as the cure in europe today

- exterior vs. interior worlds, there is a black box inside us that has not been critically addressed

- biopolitics - controlling life as opposed to the necropolitics (controlling death)

- foucault - seen the constructions of power through architecture

- history of colonialism to post-colonialism can be referenced in the movement from necropolitics to biopolitics

- political architecture dominates the individual, the body becomes the architectural plan

- disciplinary architecture is discriminatory inclusion, political inclusion implies exclusion

- panopticon = maximise production, efficiency factory

- social anatomy is the architectural plan

- key to the control in biopolitics is the normalisation of sexual practices, in that non-reproductive sexual practices are made deviant

- heterosexuality and homosexuality became defined through reproductive/non-reproductive= machine/pathology

- after ww2, wet nurses were seen as deviant because the mother has to milk their own child, lest the classes become degenerate

- gender is defined as a negation of sexual difference

- sexual binary reinforces the normalisation of biopolitics, anything outside of this is deviant

- architecture is then used in the 60s to enforce gender normativity

- technosexual prosthesis --> after ww2 hormonal control became the agent of power

- biopolitics controls those who are allegedly free