Utopia / Dystopia: A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture

Utopia / Dystopia: A Paradigm Shift in Art and Architecture


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This reader contains previously unpublished essays on the ongoing transition from the 500-year-old notion of utopia, toward the pervasive ubiquity of its opposite: dystopia. The authors gathered here were asked to discuss this tension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788867492800
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 631,202
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pynchon Park Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 11

Utopia/Dystopia: A Brief History of an Uncomfortable Duality Pedro Gadanho 25

The Imaginable as Post-Utopian Goal: On the Necessity of Redefining the Concept of Utopia João Laia 49

Welcome to Paradise Susana Ventura 69

Architecture and the Dystopian Trap Antoine Picon 103

Impossible Keller Easterling 119

Futurability Map: Reframing the Conceptual Couple Utopia/Dystopia Franco Berardi 135

Affirmative Ethics, Sustainable Futures Rosi Braidotti 157

Artists' Biographies 177

Authors' Biographies 188

Texts in Portuguese 191

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