Joining their creative forces again, Ideal Spaces Working Group (ISWG) and vrbn are facing the challenge of reframing an old architectural and philosophical theme under a new approach: what would an ideal city look like in a contemporary context?

Under the leadership of Ulrich Gehmann (ISWG) and Anca Badut (vrbn), the “Utopian Disruption” project proposes an ever-growing dynamic ideal city, adapted to the contemporary needs of communities, whilst embedding symbolic meanings and concepts characteristic of Western culture. The environment in question utilizes realistic contemporary architecture, in contrast to the common understanding of an ideal space being generated with rather “ideal” luxurious architectural designs. Further on, we will investigate the way in which conceptual paradoxes’ tension has dictated the final shape of Utopian Disruption.