'WILDERNESS AND UTOPIA': ON POST-CAPITALIST URBANIZATION AND THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL IMAGINARY

Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson by Daniel Daou and Mariano Gomez-LuqueNew Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial (2020): 169-180.

Science Fiction and Critical Theory, critical scholars have suggested, constitute mirror-image projects with equal footing in utopian thinking. The following interview with SF author Kim Stanley Robinson reads his work through the lens of urban and design studies. The shared affinities revealed in the course of the conversation make us think that there is room to extend this initial formulation into a triad that includes Science Fiction, Critical Urban Theory, and Design—a critical project yet to be systematically undertaken.

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Cover of Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, Verso Books, 2007.