The concept of Utopia refers to the representation of an ironic or ideal world which presents itself as an alternative to the world which really exists, through a critique of the same. The term was thought about by Thomas More in his work De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia, in which ‘Utopía’ is the name given to an island and to the fictitious community inhabiting on it, and whose political, economic and cultural organization is at odds, in numerous aspects, with the human societies of his time.
Ours is a social utopia; it is intimately linked with the desire of lending sense to life and reaching happiness. We have the need to search for a better world, with more solidarity and a fairest one. We are looking for a fair world!
Plato already said that an ideal world in which all of its members would live happy and satisfied would only be possible if that world were a fair world, because a State is an ideal one (this is Utopia) when justice reigns.
“Utopia is in the horizon. I advance two steps, it retreats two steps and the horizon retreats ten more steps. What, then, is the use of Utopia? That is it, it serves to advance”.