Utopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary: Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Maria do Rosario Monteiro (Editor/Coordinator), Maria João Pereira Neto (Editor/Coordinator), Mário S. Ming Kong (Editor/Coordinator)

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Abstract

The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution
pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of “utopian” desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly with human condition, Utopia
accompanies closely cultural evolution, almost as a symbiotic organism. Maintaining its roots deeply attached to ancient myths, utopian expression followed, and sometimes preceded cultural transformation. Through the next almost five hundred pages (virtually one for each year since Utopia was published) researchers on the fields of Architecture and Urbanism, Arts and Humanities present the result of their studies on the different areas of expertise under
the umbrella of Utopia. Past, present, and future come together in one book. They do not offer their readers any golden key. Many will leave questions unanswered, as they should.
The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities - UTOPIA(S) WORLDS AND FRONTIERS OF THE IMAGINARY were compiled with the intend to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of researches. It aims also to foster the awareness and discussion on the topic of Harmony and proportion with focus on different utopian visions and readings relevant to arts, science and humanities and its importance and benefits for the community at large.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press Taylor & Francis
Number of pages418
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-26532-2
ISBN (Print)97811381974480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventUtopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary - Museu do Oriente, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 20 Oct 201622 Oct 2016
http://phi.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/pt/

Keywords

  • Utopia
  • Frontiers
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

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