Utopia: In Search of the Dream
138 min • Culture, Society • 2017
Art historian Professor Richard Clay examines what utopian visions, in their many guises, say about our hopes, dreams and fears, and how they take us to the heart of what it means to be human. Delving into the colourful stories of the world’s great utopian dreamers, he explores why we strive towards this ‘better place’ - and what it is that so often frustrates us getting there. The show approaches a topic both culturally and politically relevant and makes important links between the mistakes of the past, and the dreams of the future.