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Category list : Utopia

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    Folio: The Flying CitySubscription

    Essay22 September, 2017

    Georgii Krutikov’s drawings depict a utopia where people work on the ground and live in the clouds

  • Alfbronovitskaya

    Perestroika of lifeSubscription

    Essay22 September, 2017

    The ‘social condenser’ encouraged collective consciousness and elevated the design of life to a science

  • Lucio Costas plan for Brasilia

    Typology: New townsSubscription

    Essay17 June, 2016

    Creating new urban areas from scratch may appear to be a utopian exercise, but more frequently it entrenches existing systems of power

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    The end of utopiaSubscription

    Essay14 June, 2016

    Architects have always dreamed of building a better world, dreams that were realised on a gigantic new scale in the twentieth century, but since the 1970s this ambition has faded – so why did we stop thinking about tomorrow?

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    The mirage of an ideal metropolisSubscription

    Essay13 June, 2016

    The unattainable shore of utopia spurs great feats of discovery

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    Building utopia: 50 years of AurovilleSubscription

    Essay23 May, 2016

    A much-desired multicultural paradise has metamorphosed into an ecological Shangri-La

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    What an exhibition of fantastical utopias drawn by Bartlett graduates says about urban spaceSubscription

    Essay1 April, 2015

    The captivating images of these speculative projects have more in common with art than architecture, but the Urban Tales exhibition nevertheless challenges our view of the city

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    Troubles in Theory VI: from Utopia to HeterotopiaSubscription

    Essay3 October, 2014

    The sixth instalment in the series turns to the theory of ‘space’ as it was reinterpreted from its Modernist origins to serve political analysis and practice, and focuses on the work and influence of Michel Foucault

  • New Harmony

    View From New HarmonySubscription

    Building27 August, 2014

    Once conceived as a socialist utopia, today New Harmony is a curiously equal community inhabiting an equally curious architectural legacy