A quick tour through Utopia

Ancient Greeks used to distinguish between topos (place) and chora (space). While chora means an indefinite physical area, topos means a zone (physical or virtual) occupied by things, which are in mutual relation and exchange. A place is more a web of relations than a geography; it is an ordered region, which stands in contrast to measureless and unregulated extensions. Places are where human beings inhabit. To be a human being—argues Heidegger—means to dwell in a place. U-topia is a place. Yet, what kind of place is it? (continue)