Utopias in the Anthropocene: Ways of Imagining a Climate-Changed World

Prize: Fellowships awarded competitively


This project contributes to the recovery of utopian thinking and acting by analyzing a major global challenge: climate change. Its key assumption is that tackling such a complex problem inevitably gives rise to utopian thought and practice. My aim is to track utopianism in two domains – political theory and narrative art – so as to pursue twin objectives: (1) to uncover the main eu-topian and dys-topian tendencies in contemporary debates around the Anthropocene; and (2) to work towards a political theory of radical transformation that avoids both fatalism and wishful thinking about climate change.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsLeverhulme Trust


  • Utopia
  • Dystopia
  • Anthropocene
  • Political Theory
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Utopian Studies