Recent history, the so-called Age of Extremes, has been marked by constant war, revolutionary upheavals, and sudden political shifts that have shattered existing structures and abruptly called prior assumptions into question. Such moments of rupture pave the way for the imagination of a new order. This conference focuses on the key role of utopian visions, both artistic and intellectual, that changed the world from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.
Co-sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Historical Institute-West
Additional support provided by the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, USC Dornsife Dean’s Office, and the USC Dornsife Department of Art History, History, and Slavic Languages and Literature.
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Locations: The Wende Museum, Culver City, and the Doheny Memorial Library at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles