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UTOPIA?

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Ideal Square of a City by Francesco di Giogio (often attributed to Piero della Francesca), c. 1470

The idea of utopia has all but vanished.

Lesson / Koan : Utopia is waiting in the same place it has always been

The avant-garde architects of earlier generations rarely used the term—its meaning can cut both ways—but still proposed ‘ideal’ urban designs that were, in effect, utopian. Now the avant-garde, such as it is, is focused on pragmatic matters, from innovative computer techniques of form-making to issues such as sustainability.

Utopian ideas are conspicuously absent. Why is this so?

BTW,

You’re currently reading from “UTOPIA?,” an entry on LEBBEUS WOODS blog.

Published:
October 11, 2009 / 2:09 pm

NOTE :

Have we reached the end of utopia as well as the end of history?

Let us listen to, and watch, the more ambitious and idealistic of the coming generation. Only they have the answer.

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