There are diverse realities around the world, which have translated abstract intellectual thoughts into experiences, based on human qualities, but have they really given life to possible alternative ways of existence?
A new desire for “somewhere else” necessarily leads to an innovative re-definition of nature and the role of utopia.
In this book, Carlo Bevilacqua has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful communities around the world, how those communities changed, how close they got to making the original utopia they were founded on come true.
It contains 25 different amazing stories that shows small, precious examples of how we can strive for a more sustainable, happy and communal livelihood.
Bevilacqua, a dreamer in his own right, has traveled the globe seeking the people that dare to believe in a better world. He did his researches and went off to find them, the true utopian believers, to photograph and hear their stories, to learn and share their visions and views. Utopian believers are the “real dreamers”, those that do not dream with eyes open but actually try to make their dreams come true.
Texts By: Arianna Rinaldo, Romano Madera, Marina Mader