The development of an architectual system which controls space . Control of space where individuals are kept under total surveillance .
the subjects are never sure if they are being observed or not …which results in subjects that monitor their own behaviors
Permanent visibility . Invisible observation . controlled physical space . Exclusion , inclusion knowledge power .
CLASSIFICATION * DEMARCATION OF SPACE* INSTITUTIONS EXCLUSION*KNOWLEDGE*POWER
power structures and systems that exist within the fabric of society but remain hidden
Foucault . historian, sociologist, philosopher ,activist
Foucault set himself the task of digging into the past to understand where we are now . he EXCAVATED , using historic texts he illustrated /demonstrated that how we understand who we are and how the social structures in which we dwell are historical narratives created by self interested Hierarchies or organisations .
(How our idea that the present is a better place for the individual in contrast to the past . How the individual of the past may have experienced a greater degree of personal liberty)
How these Hierarchal instituations exert their will over the individual subject. His detailed research into the medical instituations ,prisons and organisations showed that the systemisation , classification and scientific methods adoped have de humanised the individual . Freedom and individual liberties have been eroded . We have become a collection of data , stastics and prescribed identikit protobeings .That institutions , organisations and systems have inherent structual qualities which de humanise , exclude , codify and control . knowledge /power relationship.
Above all Foucault was an uncompromising champion for individual LIBERTY . reluctant to proscribe political solutions or lead movements he believed that individual exsitance should be a creative act . He lived and died that way .