The revolutionary charge of utopia

In architecture, critical activity has always been connected with the concept of utopia; utopia is not an alternative model: it puts forward unresolved problems (not ‘problem solving’ but ‘problem finding’). We could say that the original motive of utopia is hope. Utopia is the true preparation for projecting, as play is preparation of life. The revolutionary charge of utopia, the hope which is at its foundation and the criticism which is its direct consequence, bring back its dignity as a rational, ordering activity.

  • SUPERSTUDIO, The Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization, 1969.

Let’s talk about utopias again. Rest in peace, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia

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