How do we want to live? How shall we build? Where can we find ideas for the houses and cities of the future? Niklas Maak and Johanna Diehl focus their attention on these highly topical questions in their joint project "Eurotopians". In times of change this volume casts its backward gaze on the work of European utopians in order to find visions for the present. During the 1960s and 1970s visionary architecture was created in Europe which raised fundamental questions about our current ideas of how we should live. Many of these buildings are in ruins and their architects forgotten - although they still live there. Maak visited them and created an "archaeology of the utopian", which shows that important ideas for the world of tomorrow can be found in the ruins. Johanna Diehl has taken impressive photographs of great intensity. In the ruins of these utopias of the modern age she discovered pictures of revolutionary approaches to life which seem surprisingly topical.
Niklas Maak is a journalist and art critic. He is the art editor of the Frankfurter Neue Zeitung and has published several bestselling publications about architecture. Johanna Diehl is an artist and photographer. She lives and works in Berlin.