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25 Jan 2016 to 22 Jan 2017


Call for 500 Utopian Ideas

We are crowdsourcing a practical guide to Utopia which will be published in early 2017. Please help by sharing your ideas with us. What idea would take us towards your Utopia?


27 Jul 2016 to 31 Jan 2017


Music Heard Through Utopia

An eclectic online exhibit on the Google Cultural Institute looking at British composers, performance artists and bands through themes found in Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’.

Curated by Utopian Treasurers Emily Medd and Ayumi Konno, as part of Sound and Music‘s British Music Collection, a 21st century tool for artists and audiences to discover the story of British contemporary music.


4 Oct 2016 to 27 Jan 2017

Lily Safra Room, East Wing

Nova Utopia, Stephen Walter

Nova Utopia (2013) is a modern fictionalisation of Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’, by artist Stephen Walter. The island consists of 54 towns within 10 regions. The border around the island has a key allowing the viewer to identify certain activities or places of interest on the map.


21–22 Jan 2017

River Rooms, 10.00 - 18.00

Utopia Think Tank Weekend

As we look ahead to 2017, UTOPIA 2016 culminates in a weekend of drop-in debates, workshops and films exploring how the world could be different, from food, housing, the economy and governance, to growing, education and play.

Engage with provocative proposals from artists, activists and thinkers, join the debate and feed in your thoughts. Take part in collaborative writing and mapping workshops, plant seeds with the King’s Cross Skip Garden and celebrate the spirit of surplus food with Day Old.


28–29 Jan 2017

River Rooms, Somerset House

Space to Breathe: Creative action in response to our city’s environmental crisis

Our lungs breathe in and out 23,000 times a day, and each one of us needs just 8 Sycamore trees’ worth of oxygen per year. But if a city has demonstrated an inability to provide clean air for its citizens, it is London.

Space to Breathe is a weekend of art/science installations, performances and workshops highlighting the impact of air pollution on our health, and what action we can take to make our cities more Utopian.


31 Jan 2017

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 18.30–20.00

The Quito Papers: Towards the Open City (London)

“The Quito Papers” is a research collaboration between Theatrum Mundi, NYU and UN-Habitat, developed in the run-up to the United Nations Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016.

A screening of the film will be followed by discussions with panellists including the papers’ authors: Ricky Burdett (LSE Cities), Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) and Richard Sennett (New York University & LSE).