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Geoff Manaugh on Utopia

"But perhaps utopia won't arrive, money-shot in hand; perhaps utopia will be the same flawed and imperfect city you already live in, but simply governed by a more equitable constitution. Perhaps we need more collaborations between architecture and political science departments, even if to work out nothing more basic than where the design of urban space ends and humanist activism begins — and how these can be more effectively made into one, utopian pursuit."

Geoff Manaugh, from "Beyond the Restrictions of the Factual," at BLDGBLOG, 2011

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