Invisible Spaces: Attempts at Utopia



The word utopia is commonly understood to mean an ideal or perfect place, but in reality, the root of the word means ‘no place’. This thesis explores various manifestations and interpretations of utopia in art, architecture, and literature, focusing on examples that embody the idea of utopia as a nonexistent space.

The book’s contents examine utopia at multiple levels, with each section exploring attempts to create utopias that are imagined, unbuilt, or otherwise impossible creations. The book itself plays with ideas of space, using the content to both create and subtract space on the page to create unconventional layouts that challenge spatial norms. This thesis aims to show that we are continuously inspired to create our own vision of utopia, despite its impossibility.

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