Revolutionary Dreams, with Charlotte Hobson

The decade following the Russian Revolution in 1917 was one of unrivalled creativity and experimentation in art. The Avant-Garde dreamed of a Utopian future in which their modernist designs, plus Socialism, would transform people’s lives. Talking kiosks! Flying cities! People that move with the efficiency of machines! A Laboratory of

Revolutionary Dreams, with Charlotte Hobson

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Venue: Acorn Theatre

The decade following the Russian Revolution in 1917 was one of unrivalled creativity and experimentation in art. The Avant-Garde dreamed of a Utopian future in which their modernist designs, plus Socialism, would transform people’s lives. Talking kiosks! Flying cities! People that move with the efficiency of machines! A Laboratory of Sleep! Charlotte Hobson, whose debut novel, The Vanishing Futurist, is set in this period, brings these ideas to light in a vividly illustrated talk.

Charlotte Hobson at Penzance Litfest, 2017

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