In search of a Utopia
For thousands of years human beings have dreamt of perfect worlds, worlds free of conflict, hunger and unhappiness. In 1516 Sir Thomas More wrote the first 'Utopia'. He devised the word 'utopia' from the Greek ou-topos meaning 'no place' or 'nowhere'. The proposed series “In search of a new Utopia” sets out to explore the transformative possibilities of visionary cities floating in the outer space. A visual study of impossible or speculative structures, man-made space machines that exist only on paper. They appear to be autonomous planets, self-regulated suspended islands, but lifeless, as if they have been abandoned in the past and wait for new settlers to arrive.