Laboratory of Power, the Panoptic Mechanism

FINALIST of Archi-Hack: Panopticon


Archi-Hack: Panopticon


Laboratory of Power, the Panoptic Mechanism


Name: Isaac Vaarzon Morel

Nationality: The Netherlands

Institution / Company: Dominique Perrault Architecture

‘’It arranges things in such a way that the exercise of power is not added from the outside, like a rigid constraint, but is subtly present in them as to increase their efficiency by itself increasing its own points of contact.’’ – Michel Foucault

With current day technologies, data gathering of exploitive production systems, our society has become a laboratory of power through constant surveillance. Operative fields in the hinterlands feed our hunger for entertainment in populated areas through intense exploitation of natural resources. 


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