Restorotopias is another place that engages with restorative praxis. It finds anchorage in heterotopia, a concept used by Michel Foucault to describe certain cultural, institutional and discursive spaces that are somehow ‘other’: disturbing, intense, incompatible, contradictory or transforming. At the root of heterotopia lie héteros (other, another, different) and topos (place). In other words, while utopia is a place where everything is good, and dystopia is a place where everything is bad, heterotopia is where things are different.
The website is an initiative that takes place within the postdoctoral project Restorative utopias in dystopian times: The shaping of restorative justice in the European penal systems and policies, granted to the author, Brunilda Pali, by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).