ITS is Utopia. It always has, for fifteen years, and hasn’t stopped being so. An authentic Utopia just as Thomas More imagined it, outlining a society where culture rules and dominates the lives of men. Culture not just as knowledge, but also as understanding. As comprehending, which means to include the other. A comprehension which is therefore empathy, which in its own way is love, communion, community. It is culture as opposed to ignorance, to being in the dark. So it is light, the age of enlightenment, progress, evolution. Because what is evil if not the ignorance of good?
ITS is Utopia because like a mirage it can only materialise for a short time, in a defined place. A marvellous equilibrium, unstable like a chemical phenomenon.
So for the fifteenth time this vision will take shape, creating the fifteenth Utopia, a Shangri-La that will come to life once a year, ready to welcome those who are willing to cut all ties with the ordinary world for a limited time. Willing to drop their masks and meet, in a new place.