IEREK organizes the 2nd international conference on Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies to be hosted as an online conference with the main aim of exploring the theories and practices stimulated over the last five centuries in a wide range of areas of thought, historiography, political sciences, social sciences, literary and art studies, social activism, and the visualization of possible worlds. Thus, it is the optimum opportunity to address the disputations that surround Utopia and its successors from its origin to our present and explore the impact on and by the utopian religious, and cultural ideals.
This is an optimum time for reflection on the concept of utopia; whether that of the past, today, or the future. IEREK is working to encourage and create room for dreams and new ideas to give birth to a selection of historical utopias, the architecture of cities, utopian ideals, and the impact of religion and culture.
Finding the pros and cons of this visionary approach to life and this dream we seek to achieve and considering the different routes in which utopian cities from the past might help us think about the world we live today and the world we try to reach tomorrow, these are the aims of this conference which encourages an exchange of knowledge and ideas.