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The Shareable Society: new alternatives for a resource based economy

October 3, 2011 by


In a lecture given recently on TED talks, Alex Steffen points how our future practice of cities can be based on “sharing”. Due to the fact that we don’t need to own personal devices which we use temporarily or punctually, Alex Steffen proposes to envision a new future in which properties can be shared through […]

Recycling Utopias: from the Garden city to the Venus project.

October 1, 2011 by


While researching on contemporary Utopias, I naturally got to know the Venus project. Highly featured in the Zeitgeist movies, the Venus project, lead by the “futurist” Jacques Fresco from 1975 defines itself on its homepage as following: “The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that […]