Tuesday, June 28, 2016

UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility + The Utopian Vision: Seven Essays on the Quincentennial of Sir Thomas Moore

In an exploration of the human imagination and society, Thomas More’s Utopia allowed for a world that embodies a perfect and ideal society. Now, 500 years later, the British Library is celebrating the anniversary of the innovative novel through “A Year of Imagination and Possibility” at Somerset House in London through fashion, literature, theater, and other forms of art. 

The concept of a utopian society has been explored by many and can be seen through different theories and perspectives. E.D.S. Sullivan compiled more than 500 works on utopia in The Utopian Vision, a collection of contemporary literature that can be read and understood by anyone who seeks to explore utopian ideals.

A calendar of The Year of Imagination is available at the Somerset House

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