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On the Utopian in Art, Architecture, and Design

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How do we want to live today and what artistic means can help us find productive approaches to do so? The publication accompanying the exhibition on the utopian brings together contemporary positions from art, architecture, and design in a dialog with references from the 1960s and 1970s. It takes up contemporary calls for new utopias for the 21st century and aims at initiating social discussions and visions of the future not by means of dystopian prophecies, but by promoting new modes of thinking via productive discourse.
If one perceives utopia as a method of thinking, as an intellectual free space in which concepts for the future are tested while also critically reflecting the status quo, independent of what is currently realizable, it gains immediate significance for the present. As creative engines, art, archi­tec­ture, and design can make a meaningful contribution to promoting such alter­native models of thought and reassessing utopian qualities.

EditorNeues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg
TextsFranziska Stöhr, Eva Kraus
DesignDaily Dialogue
DetailsPaperback, 196 pages, 12 x 20 cm, 101 ills. in color
Publication date07/2020
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