Undifferentiated space

In the slave quarters at the new settlement of Cape of Good Hope, a settlement founded by van Riebeeck for the Dutch East India Company, the Slave quarters show a simple U shaped building surrounding a courtyard. It is placed next to the Church near the centre of town. But whereas all other buildings show a careful modulation to purpose and function, this one exhibits mere space, undifferentiated space.


The Negro yard in Kingston is a similarly socially undifferentiated storage space.