Dome at Dusk: Utopian visions – Dreams or nightmares?

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Perrott O’Connor Osborne (architects), Hume Square Development (Melbourne, c. 1948), Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria.
Date
31 October 2019, 6:00pm6:30pm
Cost
Free
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Location Dome Galleries, Level 4
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

It seems human nature to long for a better world: an idealised place where harmony reigns. But utopian plans are rarely straightforward in practice!

Explore unrealised utopian visions in landscape and urban design, from Le Corbusier’s radical ‘radiant village’ and the Burley Griffins’ esoteric plans for Canberra, to the tragic tale of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate Taliesin, where a utopia became a dystopia of adultery, murder, suicide and natural disaster.