The late sociologist looked at existing 'utopias' that could herald a world after capitalism.
We need to work out how to save capitalism from itself.
The notion of the creative sector driving fulfilling work as cities shed old industries has worn thin. But those creatives might be delivering value of a different kind, offering a more human future.
Utopia and dystopia are combined in current political thinking, from Donald Trump to the universal basic income.
Two visions of the 'new economy', one based on environmental and social justice values, the other on disruptive technologies, are coming together to challenge the status quo.
Climate change 'changes everything', says the writer Naomi Klein. The only way society can respond is to change itself - and that will need everyone on be on the same page instead of arguing about it.
While some find it hard to imagine life after capitalism, the digitally connected people of the world have begun embracing a new set of ethical concerns requiring new types of economies.