Managing Utopia in the Arts – Cultural Visions of Sustainable and Other Visionary Lifestyles

Aktivität: ForschungKonferenzvorträge

Volker Kirchberg - Sprecher*in

Envisioning utopias is pivotal for the management of cultural projects and
enterprises. Therefore, I look at ‘real utopias’ (Erik Olin Wright 2010) and test
his theses at six cultural and creative projects in Hanover, namely a housing coop,
an urban gardening project, a one-world-initiative, a start-up project, a museum
project, and a theatre project. I explore their potential transformations into ‘real
utopias’, including motives and constraints. The results will explain the significance
of utopian thinking for managing cultural and creative initiatives and organizations