PROJECT BY: NICOLE SARWONO
STUDIO: DOUG JACKSON
Any given utopia is an aspiration of specific ideals that simultaneously forecloses other possibilities.
In a world that reinforces cultural commonality, and rarely validates individual exceptionality, generalizations about subjects rarely present a vision of total heterogeneity and diversity wherein every individual can feel comfortable and accepted.
An argument for idiosyntopias:
Spaces in which individual virtuality becomes inherent, that demonstrate a continual ability to be perceived or to perform other than it is in order to encourage desires and behaviors that fall outside of cultural norms and categories.
Existing utopias reinforce societal normalcies, values, and existing notions of behavior, normalizing cultural commonality rather than accommodating or validating individual exceptionality or idiosyncrasy. Most utopias make gross assumptions and generalizations about their subjects; rarely do these utopias present a vision of heterogeneity and diversity wherein every individual can feel comfortable.