Looking for Utopia

Looking for Utopia

This blog was originally posted on What's Next, a web magazine accompanying the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam 2016. CAN WE GET BETTER AT FLEXING UTOPIAN THINKING AS WE TRY TO TELL STORIES ABOUT LOW CARBON FUTURES? We were looking for utopia. Our time in the IABR exhibit was almost up, but I had found my way to a display titled Utopia as an Option. I considered the images suspended in a mesh of wires that gave an impression of both structure and space and I was particularly struck by the suggestion that we look for utopia “without losing our naivety”. I had come to the IABR exhibit on The Next Economy as part of a workshop field trip. A group of researchers, practitioners and artists had gathered at the Lorentz Center in Leiden University for a workshop focused on how we might tell stories about low carbon futures. Radically reducing the entanglement of carb...

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/lmtozer/123690...

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