What Happened to Utopian Cities?
In the late 1960s the world was faced with impending disaster: the height of the Cold War, the end of oil, and the decline of great cities throughout the world. Out of this crisis came a new generation that hoped to build a better future. Douglas Murphy (author of the forthcoming Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture) discusses utopian cities of the past and future with Darran Anderson (author of Imaginary Cities, which demonstrates that each city dreamt up by artists, writers, architects has a real-life equivalent) and futurist Melissa Sterry. Chaired by Jonathan Derbyshire (Prospect).
Talk at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, 18th November 2015