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'Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility'

20 August – 11 September 2016


To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational text 'Utopia', the exhibition 'Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility' was produced by The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and Somerset House.

We joined many departments at King's, each collaborating with architects and artists from their unique perspectives, to create a dedicated space centred around stem cell research.

Thomas More gave name and form to an idea capturing the human imagination: by imagining a better world is possible, we are empowered to create it. Utopia 2016 is all about imagination and new possibilities, all of these beginning with an idea.

Since the emergence of stem cell research, what was a Utopian dream has been brought to life, and stem cell technology is constantly offering new tools to maintain and reprogram stem cells. These new insights are invaluable to being able to study diseases, discover drugs and develop cell therapies.

Come and discover the visions, passions and hopes of Stem Cell Scientists for the fascinating world of stem cells (Stem Cell Research: From Utopian Dream to Reality), enjoy your stay in a Stem Cell Hotel and share your dreams and your hopes for Stem Cell Research.  It is an interactive installation exploring the Utopian ideas and scientific hopes of the public.

This exhibition is presented by King’s College London as part of 'Utopia 2016: A year of imagination and possibility'.

Where: Inigo Rooms, -1 floor, Somerset House East Wing, London WC2R 2LS
When: 20 August – 11 September 2016

Open Wednesday – Friday, 12.00–20.00; Saturday – Sunday, 10.00–18.00

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For further enquires and images, please contact Inês Sequeira.

This exhibition has the kind support of: