Progress and the future of society are based on structures such as architecture and its language of form. Untitled (Alterlaa-AG 1968) takes us into the world of symbols in a failed utopia of social housing. The residential forms have become outdated, the modernist post-war architecture has seen better days and is now scheduled for demolition. Like a visual puzzle, Architectura takes up this cycle of construction, destruction and redesign.
Real spaces that usually remain closed to us ordinary citizens, enabling them to generate their very own fiction, are presented to us by Thomas Kutschker in Financial Locations: “Investments for everyone”! The search is on for simple solutions, but they remain utopian. In Auroville Dreams, reality has already transcended to digital space, humans have become invisible, their visions meandering through virtual worlds.
In I., Adrian Regnier shows us how ethical and moral values can change, depending on the viewpoint and interpretation. A visit to Erich von Däniken and his theories of incarnation with the assistance of aliens brings us no further for the future, Waiting for the Gods –return is an absolute waste of time. How utopias can be transformed into dystopias is finally illustrated by John Butler in The Utility Curve, who takes us on a symbolic journey from the underworld of on-demand labour, through the desert of opportunity, to the antechamber of acceptance.