Paths through Utopias, a movie-book - by John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux[Reading report] by Elena Schmitt

2013-05-25

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010-2011.

While traveling across Europe, the two authors discovered various post-capitalist communities. They analyzed as well as participated in the daily life of these concrete « utopias ». From an illegal « Climate Camp » to a punk ecovillage, an anarchist school or a Danish district managed collectively, this dual piece portraits a vibrant post-capitalism European culture. Visiting one utopia after the other, with each their own organization and difficulties, the authors offer a summary of what activists consider to be real economical alternatives to capitalism.

Quote article  Elena Schmitt, « Paths through Utopias, a movie-book - by John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux », 25 may 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/304.sls

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