This seminar investigates the rise and fall of utopian thought in architecture after the Second World War. Following an introduction to the traditional narratives of utopia in Plato, More, Bacon, and Ledoux, the seminar addresses the emergence of utopianism as a critical practice in the 1950s. Lettrism, Situationism, Archizoom, Superstudio, Archigram, Utopie, Metabolism, and many other experiments were supported by political, psychoanalytical, and cybernetic theories of modern social organization. Students select one example to research through the term. An in-class presentation and a fifteen-page paper, with appropriate graphic analyses, are required. Limited enrollment.