Is the Kursaal a special place? Does it connect us to other places?

Community Engagement Initiative

Full details for this weeks CCT event

Kursaal as Heterotopic Space

20th June 2014

8.30pm for a 9pm start

Upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, http://www.railwayhotelsos.co.uk

FREE ENTRY

“In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface; I am over there, there where I am not, a sort of shadow that gives my own visibility to myself, that enables me to see myself there where I am absent: such is the utopia of the mirror. But it is also a heterotopia in so far as the mirror does exist in reality, where it exerts a sort of counteraction on the position that I occupy. From the standpoint of the mirror I discover my absence from the place where I am since I see myself over there.” (Michel Foucault, 1967)

The Kursaal was one of the world’s first…

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