On Time as the Value of Utopia

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Abstract

With the failure of the utopian project pursued by the radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s, utopia ceased to fulfill its original mission of interpreting the new values of fast-changing urban spaces. The consumeristic society, and the anxieties linked to the change of rhythms brought in by new forms of labour, quickly pushed space out of the city in favour of architectural functionality. Deprived of its spatial dimension, utopia is now left place-less and reduced to mere form. This article considers time, and not space, as the main terrain of utopia, and suggests that it is only in the present that the vitalism of utopia finds its upmost expression.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLo Squaderno : Explorations in Space and Society
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018

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