As part of Battle of Ideas Europe 2016, the Future Cities Project and the Flanders Architecture Institute organize a debate on the idea of Utopia in architecture.
On the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, utopian thinking is back in fashion. Is utopia an unattainable ideal, or does it offer the sort of vision that is necessary to promote change? Is the idea of utopia only celebrated today because it is a fantasy with no practical consequences?
- Lieven De Cauter
Philosopher, art historian, writer and activist; lecturer in philosophy of culture, RITCS, School of Arts & Department of Architecture
- Penny Lewis
Lecturer, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University; co-founder, AE Foundation
- Ward Verbakel
Partner at plusoffice architects, Adj. Prof. At KULeuven
- Ken De Cooman
Architect at BC Architects & Studies
- Alastair Donald
Associate director, Future Cities Project; architecture programme manager, British Council
Admission is free, but you need to REGISTER
This event is a co-production of the Future Cities Project and the Flanders Architecture Institute.