THE UTOPIAN MOMENT, NOW? | 2011

This essay served as the text for the photography exhibit, "Before and After Utopia: Images of Urban Abandonment, Absence, and Aspiration. Created for the 2011 Design Philadelphia festival, this exhibit featured photos of:

• the experimental city of arcology, Arcosanti (Arizona)

• the carbon zero city of Masdar (UAE)

• the empty city of Ordos (China)

• various sites of decay and abandonment in America

Essay | If you would like to read the essay (with images) as printed for the exhibit, you can print out the PDF in three parts: 1 | 2 | 3