Affichage des articles du décembre, 2016

Short history of spaces of drug consumption

"It is a calm and placid beatitude. Every philosophical problem is resolved. Every difficult question that presents a point of contention for theologians and brings despair to thoughtful men becomes clear and transparent. Every contradiction is reconciled. Man has surpassed the gods." Charles Baudelaire - Les paradis artificiels
As Barney Wraf wrote in introduction of his text -which is one of the main reference for this text- High Points: An Historical Geography of Cannabis: «three conceptual tools can be utilized in understanding the geographies of cannabis use: biopower and biopolitics, world-systems theory, and cultural political-economy» Let’s explore the history of drugs following the architectural typologies emerging from it.
Sacred spaces         The use of drugs which we consider illegal for most of  them when not controlled by the medical system or delivered by them appeared 10 000 years ago. The professor Elisa Guerra-Doce from the university of Valladolid in Spain di…