a class meets under a tree on campus.

An Indigenous studies class, Introduction to Land-based Learning taught by Jason Corwin, meets outside Clemens Hall for a lesson on firemaking. Photographer: Douglas Levere

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“ [Company towns] are created by people whose primary motive is profit and control of their workers. In contrast, utopian communities have promoted cooperation, egalitarianism and harmony among workers. The history of American utopianism is a rejection of the individualism and competition that undergirds the company town."

The Washington Post published an op-ed by the Department of History's Victoria Wolcott on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s plans for building a utopian community outside of Austin, Texas.

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