Ciudad Abierta, or the "Open City," was about reconnecting with the landscape through poetic design.
Her idea was regarded as "the most dangerous enemy American domesticity has yet had to encounter."
Avery Trufelman and New York Times’s Caity Weaver will be onstage in New York City to host a special bonus episode.
If you’re interested in learning more about the failed utopias on the podcast, these 29 titles are a good place to start.
"We can’t have people setting up empires on our doorstep," the prince of Tonga once said about the Republic of Minerva.
Episode 6 of "Nice Try!" visits the Arizona research facility that began as an experimental space colony and ended as a lesson on hubris and human nature.
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Episode 5 of "Nice Try!" explores Germania, the capital city Nazis designed to embody their destructive world view.
All Shaker furniture is symbolic of the values of the utopian spiritual sect that designed it and gave the style its name—values that are overdue for a comeback today.
Episode 4 of "Nice Try!" explores how a radical, polyamorous 19th-century commune became a symbol of middle-class domesticity.
At Serenbe, biophilic design unlocks an alternative—and idyllic—method of suburban development.
The third episode of Nice Try! travels to postwar suburbia, where homebuyers were sold their own personal utopias.
Brasilia is reconciling its historic identity with the realities of contemporary life.
The second episode of "Nice Try!" explores the Indian government’s attempt to create a town as a work of art—and the iconic furniture that was made for it.
A developer dreamed of transforming California desert into a futuristic dream city—then came the lawsuits.
In the 1940s, four friends set out to build a community where the houses were affordable and stylish and neighbors shared similar beliefs in progressive ideals.