Utopia and Dystopia as Critical Representations of Reality

Dates or Deadline: 
10 February 2021 to 30 April 2021

We are glad to invite you to our READING CORNER, a weekly corner to discover HAS Magazine #02.


This second issue, Between Anxiety and Hope: Two Fundamental Aspects of the Human Condition, studies these states that define our current era.

This issue presents 22 contributions from authors and artists from 11 disciplines.

This week we propose to you 3 texts and artworks for you to discover:
▷ Utopia and Dystopia as Critical Representations of Reality
by Patrice Mugnier, Multimedia artist
▷ Hesitation Between Anxiety and Hope in Schizophrenia
an essay by Solenne Lestienne, Independent Researcher

▷ In isolation with Jonas Mekas – A dangerous roommate Day #12
a work by Smaragda Nitsopoulou, Video artist and performer

We also invite you, at the end of each READING CORNER, to discover the actions developed by the partners of the HAS project in the ACTION/RESEARCH tab.

Accessible for free on the platform Humanities, Arts and Society, HAS Magazine is available in French and English - and soon in Chinese.

READING CORNER #1

Utopia and Dystopia as Critical Representations of Reality by Patrice Mugnier

Research on the nature of Utopia and Dystopia has long since served as a form of critical reflection on contemporary society. Patrice Mugnier investigates these philosophical perspectives through a broad range of examples from literature, art, and cinema. Read more

Hesitation Between Anxiety and Hope in Schizophrenia by Solenne Lestienne

Solenne Lestienne examines the ambiguity of anxiety and hope with regard to the work and influence of Virginia Woolf. Read more

In isolation with Jonas Mekas – A dangerous roommate Day #12 by Smaragda Nitsopoulou

Everyday videos—familiar and even banal images—lose their benign character and, through quick montage and exploratory juxtaposition, become the visual building materials for Smaragda Nitsopoulou' diaristic attempt to grasp the ambiguities of isolation and loneliness. Read more