ABOUT

Utopia has become a controversial concept, spanning the field between the belief in an ideal society and the dystopian nightmare.
But as Ernst Bloch has argued, the utopian impulse is present in virtually every future-oriented human activity, from the utopian aura surrounding the purchase of a new item of clothing to travel brochures, medical research, constitution-writing and making art.

Whether detectable as an impulse, critically reassessed as a concept, or cautiously or daringly articulated in a specific vision – utopia continues to matter.

In a series of event, organized as part of the RE:ACT student forum at the RCA, we want to investigate utopia as a verb, something that is doable and achievable through creative actions, looking both at the goals and tools involved in it.