Mobile Utopia 1851-205?1 seeks to develop a deeper understanding of mobile utopias (and dystopias), and to creatively analyse and explore these. Critically, ‘mobile utopias’ are not transport utopias. Communicative, imaginative, embodied and disembodied, utopian and dystopian mobilities of information, people, goods, ideas as well as practices of immobilising, obstructions, borders, stasis, slowness intersect in the making of pasts, presents, futures. The project is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Connected Communities Festival, which takes place from March – June 2016, and it is linked to celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia (see https://connected-communities.org/index.php/about/utopia-500/). The research will culminate in a high profile exhibition in the J Edmond Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House.