Possibility of an Island
To Thomas More, his Utopia existed only in his own mind. His dream of an ideal society never took concrete form. But how does one give an ideal form? This was a huge challenge for the EUtopia project. How can a utopia still be fruitful for architecture today? How do we construct the ideal city and thus the ideal society?
Five teams of leading Belgian architects and artists have developed their own Utopia: EUtopia. It is an island, but made of paper. Indeed, More’s ideal world only ever existed on paper. But EUtopia is 100% inspired by Thomas More’s
. It also explores the relationship between borders and identity and opens a debate on surveillance and privacy in public space, and shows the seductive power of collectivism. This ‘paper architecture’ gives free rein to designers, and the results are staggering. Welcome to EUtopia!
Tip: Are you curious to discover the story behind the exhibition Possibility of an Island? M is organizing tours at which both young and old are very welcome. More information is available in the programme guide.
Tip: Your M ticket includes access to the temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection and the treasury of Saint Peter’s Church. So it’s great value for money!
Tickets & info
Utopia Combo Ticket
Would you like to savour several exhibitions at reduced rates? Spread your visit over several days with 1 ticket that grants access to:
- the exhibition In Search of Utopia at M - Museum Leuven
- the exhibition Yto Barrada at M - Museum Leuven
- the exhibition EUtopia at M - Museum Leuven
- the permanent collection and the M-Treasury of Saint-Peter's at M - Museum Leuven
- the exhibition Utopia & More at the University Library
- the tower of the University Library
- standard ticket: € 9
- reduced ticket: € 7
- 13 - 25 years: € 3
AT THE RECEPTION DESK
- Basic price: € 12
- Reduction: € 10
- 13 - 25: € 5
- 0 - 12 years
- ICOM/ IKT/ accompanist of persons with disabilities
- Monday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
- Thursday: 11 am - 10pm
- Closed: Wednesday, 25 December and 1 January
Accessible for wheelchair users