Definitions

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  • n. Any ecologically ideal place or situation

Etymologies

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From the name of an ecological utopia in a novel ("Ecotopia") by Ernest Callenbach

Examples

  • How can something that destroys the sea floor and blights the landscape be considered an “ecotopia”?!

    Tower City is an Ecotopia Stacked Upon Stilts | Inhabitat

  • San Francisco is already one of the greenest cities in the US, but check out this wild new concept from IwamotoScott Architects to completely remake the city into an ecotopia by 2108.

    SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future | Inhabitat

  • Yet Lord also successfully captures the sense of ambivalence that powers ‘The Ultimate City’, with its depiction of a far-future, ‘post technological’ world in which the harshness of the urban environment is rejected in favour of a ‘green’, sterile ecotopia, only to be fatally underscored by a lingering lament for the decline of industrial landscapes.

    Ballardian » 'Architectures of the Near Future': An Interview with Nic Clear

  • Unlike the hippies, its advocates are not struggling to build ‘ecotopia’ or even to help revive the New Deal.

    Lovecraft in California | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • The Amos Power Plant in Raymond, West Virginia as seen from an ordinary backyard, and as photographed by Mitch Epstein, who coincidentally is part of ecotopia, the 2nd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video.

    Backyard Folly

  • Speaking of Edward Burtynsky, China, ecotopia, the struggle for a "nature poetry" that bears witness...this call for papers for a conference in China titled Beyond Thoreau: American and International Responses to Nature came across my desktop this morning and looks very intriguing indeed.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • LUMP - ecotopia show, with some fascinating mostly-minimalist work.

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  • Blood and Gold (marking: stamping, sealing, writing) (/ecotopia: speaking, looking)

    Morton, Topoi of 'Blood and Gold' in Mary and Percy Shelley

  • For such a mind, ecotopia can only exist in a stable equilibrium, a poised shimmering of forces like the paradoxically occidental oases described in Queen Mab viii, and it can only be conjured again through repetition, for there is no exact fit between Shelley's ideal future and the pockmarked world in which it is imagined.

    _Queen Mab_ as Topological Repertoire

  • Nonetheless, as David Duff points out (89), in Queen Mab, Shelley eschews the repressive true/false dichotomy that leads to the destruction of the Bower of Bliss and instead reclaims a blissfull regeneration -- an ecotopia.

    Rethinking the Early Shelley

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  • Groovy.

    September 25, 2008

  • Also a super cheesy book by Ernest Callenbach. Written in 1975, and it shows: to be green it is also apparently necessary to smoke dope, and enjoy "free love."

    September 24, 2008

  • And Soylent.

    September 24, 2008

  • Except rivers.

    September 24, 2008

  • A perfect world where everything is "green."

    September 24, 2008