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IRL | The Stack Book Club: What can we learn from failed utopias?

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As the world teeters on the edge of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can we rebuild society along peaceful, loving lines? What role can each of us play in creating a better future? In this session, writer and historian Anna Neima joins us to discuss her new book, 'The Utopians: Six Attempts to Build the Perfect Society'. The Utopians is the remarkable story of six experimental communities from across the world that sprang up in the aftermath of the First World War. Inspired by the book, we’ll reflect on our current social structures and concepts, and discuss what really needs to change to create a world that works for everyone.


Anna Neima is a writer and historian with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. ‘The Utopians: Six Attempts to Build the Perfect Society’ is her first book. She is an incoming Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick and lives in between North London and Devon with her husband and son, who was born just before the pandemic began.


Anna will discuss the process of researching the six communities detailed in her book, as well as their widespread influence across everything from education to environmentalism and mindfulness. Prepare to be inspired to question the social concepts you take for granted and change the way you think about humanity’s potential.


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IRL | The Stack Book Club: What can we learn from failed utopias?

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Tue, 14 Sep 2117:30 - 18:30 UTC

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