Lakkala Keijo

The purpose of this research project is to examine those utopias that are produced and motivated by the on-going ecological crisis. The project approaches global ecological crisis from the point of view of utopian studies and especially utopian social theory. This research project is an philosophical and conceptual analysis on the different forms of utopia that are meant as solutions to the ecological crisis. This project examines the conceptual presuppositions that those utopias that aim to solve the ecological crisis are built upon. The project also examines the ways in which different utopias derived from different social theories either hinder or advanced the much needed ecological structural transformation.