Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia, 07 July 2011, Expressions of Interest requested by 06 May 2011

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Utopian Studies Society Europe

Dr Nathaniel Coleman, author of "Utopias and Architecture," is offering a Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia on 07 July 2011, one day before the start of the Utopian Studies conference in Nicosia. Please address expressions of interest or any queries directly to Nathaniel:

Follow this link, for detailed information on the Class, including how to apply and the deadline for doing so. Follow this link for more general information on the Utopian Studies Conference in Nicosia:

Interested postgrads and younger scholars, including PhD candidates, are invited to submit expressions of interest in participating in a Masterclass on Utopia and Architecture offered by Nathaniel Coleman in conjunction with the publication of his new Ralahine edition: "Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia," Volume 8 of the Ralahine Center for Utopian Studies book Series. The Class will be held on Thursday 7 July 2011, one day prior to the official start of the upcoming 12th International Conference of the European Utopian Studies Society in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Class will be two hours in duration, follow a seminar format, and participation is limited to the first 15 people signing up for it. There will also be time after the Class for informal and one-to-one conversations. Although there are no prerequisites for joining the Class, candidates are asked to include in their expressions of interest in participating an explication of how the proposed Masterclass fits into their current research projects. A current CV is also requested. This is not so much for selection purposes but rather is intended as a means for pre-focusing the Class around the specific interests of participants.

The Class will consider the historicity of the ongoing problematic of architecture and Utopia, with the aim of opening up new areas of inquiry into the topic. During the Class we will consider possible research models for achieving this by raising questions and opening up debates around the topic. More specifically, participants in the Class will are asked to focus on the introduction to "Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia," and on the "Trialogue." In addition, participants are invited to respond to one of the other essays in the collection.

In order to facilitate the Class, participants would be expected to buy the book, in advance of the conference, at the conference discount of 30% off the cover price. Expressions of interest in participating in the Masterclass – including CV and Research Statement – should be sent to Nathaniel Coleman at by 06 May 2011.