“It is He who created you from a single soul and therefrom did make his mate that he might take rest in her…” -— Qurʾān [7:189]
Adam (ʿalayhi as-salām) after his creation found nothing in the Garden except the brilliance of God’s illumination (tajallī) and was almost annihilated by light which would envelop him layer upon layer. And God, be He glorified, knew that Adam could not bear the weight of this illumination, knew that he would melt in the light of its beauty, for all that was in the Garden was drowned in it. So He added to it the radiance of the omnipotence and the dominions (ḍaw al-jabarūt wa-l-malakūt) and from it created Eve, that Adam might find in her times of rest from the overwhelming power of divine illumination.
This penitentiary in Philadelphia exemplifies the “Separate System” of imprisonment, in which prisoners are confined to individual cells and not allowed to congregate with each other. Notice the radial spoke-like pattern with the central panoptic rotunda. This prison opened in 1829, was abandoned in 1971, and is now a museum.
Spatialization is the control of people through architecture, with a place for everyone, and everyone in their place. Our society is thoroughly spatialized. Think, for example, of how the rooms in your home are designated for specific purposes. You cook in the kitchen, eat in the dining room, and sleep in the bedroom. Then in public spaces we have the example of men’s and women’s restrooms. It was only quite recently that these spaces were gendered. In the past, men and women used the same space for the same purpose, sometimes at the same time.