CITIES. 1 Utopia - City as a Vector of the Imagination 

The word ‘Utopia’ was originally an Ancient Greek word ‘eu-topos' and is defined as an ideally perfect place, condition or state; in its social, political and moral aspects. An ideal society in which everyone is content and in their own state of bliss. However what does this mean for different people? It is surely a fantasy in each individuals mind and imagination; wherever it takes them. In 1516, Sir Thomas More coined the word 'Utopia' from the greek 'ou-topos’meaning ‘nowhere’ or ‘no place’. So the two terms almost define each other; Can a perfect world ever be realised? Can the world ever be free of conflict in reality or does utopia only exist in ones mind?

CITIES. 1 Utopia - City as a Vector of the Imagination 

The word ‘Utopia’ was originally an Ancient Greek word ‘eu-topos' and is defined as an ideally perfect place, condition or state; in its social, political and moral aspects. An ideal society in which everyone is content and in their own state of bliss. However what does this mean for different people? It is surely a fantasy in each individuals mind and imagination; wherever it takes them. In 1516, Sir Thomas More coined the word 'Utopia' from the greek 'ou-topos’meaning ‘nowhere’ or ‘no place’. So the two terms almost define each other; Can a perfect world ever be realised? Can the world ever be free of conflict in reality or does utopia only exist in ones mind?

CITIES. 1 Utopia - City as a Vector of the Imagination 

The word ‘Utopia’ was originally an Ancient Greek word ‘eu-topos' and is defined as an ideally perfect place, condition or state; in its social, political and moral aspects. An ideal society in which everyone is content and in their own state of bliss. However what does this mean for different people? It is surely a fantasy in each individuals mind and imagination; wherever it takes them. In 1516, Sir Thomas More coined the word 'Utopia' from the greek 'ou-topos’meaning ‘nowhere’ or ‘no place’. So the two terms almost define each other; Can a perfect world ever be realised? Can the world ever be free of conflict in reality or does utopia only exist in ones mind?

CITIES. 1 Utopia - City as a Vector of the Imagination 

The word ‘Utopia’ was originally an Ancient Greek word ‘eu-topos' and is defined as an ideally perfect place, condition or state; in its social, political and moral aspects. An ideal society in which everyone is content and in their own state of bliss. However what does this mean for different people? It is surely a fantasy in each individuals mind and imagination; wherever it takes them. In 1516, Sir Thomas More coined the word 'Utopia' from the greek 'ou-topos’meaning ‘nowhere’ or ‘no place’. So the two terms almost define each other; Can a perfect world ever be realised? Can the world ever be free of conflict in reality or does utopia only exist in ones mind?

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