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.