Utopia

Utopian projections are spatialized operators that offer possible transformations of place, perception and society. A flower bed at a writer’s residency in Thomassin can be such a site.

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Utopia by Thomas More, supplement by Ursula K. Le Guin, introduction by China Miéville.

China Miéville: The Limits of Utopia – 2014 Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

Archaeologies of the Future : The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions by Fredric Jameson.
Longevity as Class Struggle Part 2, Chapter 7

The Last Angel of History, produced by the Black Audio Film Collective, directed by John Akomfrah.

Fredric Jameson makes the case that The Wire holds multiples utopian spatialized visions. 2015.

Essay – Realism and Utopia in The Wire, Criticism, Vol 52, No 3-4, Summer/Fall 2010.
Mirrored by Slavoj Žižek – The Wire or the clash of civilisations in one country, 2012; via progressivegeographies.com

An American Utopia: Fredric Jameson in Conversation with Stanley Aronowitz, 2014.

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Walker Art Center. Review in Panomara.

Utopia Is No Place: The Art and Politics of Impossible Futures, also at Walker.

Gilbert & Sullivan – Utopia, Limited; or The Flowers of Progress, 1893. Libretto.


The first 50 seconds is utopia.

D’Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Royston Nash
Recorded in 1975

Anahid Nersessian, Utopia, Limited: Romanticism and Adjustment (Harvard UP, 2015). Review.
… formal and political practices of renunciation and self-containment.

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