Attainable Utopias?

The Positive Possible

  • The term ‘Attainable Utopias’ was coined in 2001 to challenge the vision-less brand of pragmatism that was emerging in politics and industry.
  • Its founders, John Wood at Goldsmiths, London University (external link)) and Andrew Carmichael, (Director of the Creative Process (external link)) were puzzled.
  • Why had humanity failed to create a new 'vision' for the new millennium?
  • Why, despite unparalleled access to resources, knowledge, and technology, had we become so pessimistic and cynical?
  • Their conclusion was that whilst, as voters and consumers, we have become experts at choosing and complaining, we have forgotten how to dream.
  • Without new dreams humanity may easily become extinct.

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