This Docutopia is the filmic reinterpretation of the script written by architecture historian Lara Schrijver for Bureau Europa's exhibition Coming Soon, Real Imaginary futures.
The script explores the role of design, the blueprint, the masterplan, and the imaginary in relation to architecture.
The documentary is an introduction to the evolution of design and the underlying structures powering innovation and imagining alternatives. The narrative is constructed from film and retrofuturistic documentation material, mainly from the 20th century.

The black box of cinema is the perfect capsule to escape into other worlds and projects, extrapolating or framing our time. The story and history of Utopia, as told through the relationship between man and machine, and between malleable order and disruptive chaos, between technological process and social fragmentation.
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