PAUL DELSART ENG 8.pdf
PLATO AND HIS UTOPIAN
COLLEAGUES, THE PRECURSORS
"Beautiful and perfect places,
well-governed cities are the goal
to be reached for our societies in
"For that I had to succeed in channeling all this
creative, intellectual, operational and financial
power around a common objective, sought by all
environments and genres or generations. I needed
a course conceivable by all. So I looked for a
It’s in literature and history that I found it. All
perfection in the making of perfect, luminous, well
governed, model cities of refuge… Literature of the
utopian genre describes it very well. These cities
have a strong power of influence. They leave an
impression because they touch the imagination.
They are also social and political projects. Plato
alluded to it in his cult story: "The city".
The concept of Papillon Source was born: places for
individual and collective experimentation, sharing
showcases of what it could be in the world,
showcases of a better future, schools of a new kind
... on the five continents, all interconnected,
imagined, designed and built by the international
"Each individual would have an important role to
play, each could excel in his/her chosen field, each
would learn from the others throughout the
process of design and realization."
community, from every country around the world,
in all languages."
"Such a mechanism will prove to
because it will give the whole
world a perspective to act and
change the situation."