I invite you to ask yourself: If you could model your own utopia, what would it look like? If you could be the architect of a society, what would you include, exclude, multiply and decrease? Could you envision a political and social transformation? Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez took on this task with his beguiling and painstakingly intricate architectural sculptures, which he called “extreme maquettes.” He made hundreds of these metropolises from found materials, exercising society’s problems in cardboard and waste plastic and positing his view for the ideal society. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 40 A Survey of the Future Five future-focused thinkers on what comes next. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Future Flags Five flags that symbolize a future state of mind. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Sara Seager On the hunt for another world. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 40 Patent Pending New additions to the cosmos of useless contraptions. Arts & Culture Issue 40 DO THE ROBOT A study of dancing androids. Arts & Culture Issue 40 The End Games A cultural primer for the end of days.