utopia died in the twentieth century (!)
we do not have hope for better life.
no. it is easy to call something as utopia when it is on paper.
now, we’re talking about cyberspace, information society and virtual reality etc…
so, has utopia lost its audience?
…Brodsky says in reaction to this “I want to design spaces that make people feel good.”
See: Galilee, Beatrice. “Alexander Brodsky,” Icon Magazine, 54 (2007).
“… Brodsky, Utkin, and the others began producing visionary schemes in response to a bleak professional scene in which only artless and ill-conceived buildings, diluted through numerous bureaucratic strata and constructed out of poor materials by unskilled laborers, were being erected – if anything. as such their work constitutes a graphic form of architectural criticism, an escape into the realm of imagination that ended as a visual commentary on what was wrong with social and physical reality and how its ills might be remedied.”
link: http://russianculture.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/the-paper-architecture-of-brodsky-and-utkin/ (07.10.13)