my understanding of architecture from utopist perspective
Architecture has been understood as a vehicle or system for social change. From the age of Enlightment till Digital Age, the desire of improve society has been the role of architects. In the nineteenth century, architects built more social utopia. By the Twentieth Century, architects had internalized their relationship more politically in Capitalism. Then, they began to form new society of Infomartion Age or Digital Age according to new parameters. These new parameters of Information Age to form information society are speed, transparency and accessibility.
In todays’ world, called Digital Age, rather then utopia, utopian thinking is still valid. Despite of its negative and naive meaning, contemporary utopias are stil putting in thought. Social movements, like “occupygezi” in İstanbul, Turkey, proves that in the Twenty-First Century, public still has hope to fight for their rights in public space.