Group participants will propose a text, image, or film which problematizes one aspect of this theme. The vision is to construct an exquisite corpse of utopian fragments, which bring together the group’s preoccupations on architecture, imagination, technology, representation and reality.
Once you have made your selection — post it here.
Examples of questions accompanying the participant selections could be:
How does one design or/and represent a Utopia?
What are the technics of Utopia?
What is the difference between Utopia and Science Fiction?
How does Utopian Space inform the architectural imaginary?
Attached to this discussion is Frederic Jameson’s ”Archaeologies of the Future: the Desire called Utopia and Other Science Fictions”.
Although the entire book is very interesting, this week we will be reading two parts which focus on time and representation:
- “Barrier of Time” pp. 90-106
- “Alien Body” p.p. 119-131