I am interested in a local social conflict zone - the enormous population (estimated at 70 -90,000 people) of homeless in Los Angeles. I am interested in other pockets of outsiders and outside-ness, especially when they exist parasitically within a power-scape.
For purposes of classification I have identified 2 forms of isolation (spatial properties and needs) and 2 forms of alienation (directionality of information and visibility):
- Extensive Isolation = Covering or affecting a large area, requiring little attention or expense.
- Intensive Isolation = Concentrated in a limited area, requiring much attention or expense.
- Unidirectional Alienation = Hierarchical (in)visibility, presence, information flow and exchange.
- Polydirectional Alienation = Reciprocal (in)visibility, presence, information flow and exchange.
Extensive isolation zones could be characterized as Exile Space and intensive isolation zones as Control Space.
- Zones of exclusion are defined relationally and operate in mutual symbiosis or parasitically.
- Each zone must have a system of waste production and circulation.
- Some individuals travel between zones, some do not.
- Distinct zones carry distinct risks, rewards and consequences for inter-zone movement.