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Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Toby Goldfarb describes her Utopia, Telani, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Toby Goldfarb describes her Utopia, Telani, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Westport, Conn. For the Utopia Projects the students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location, researched the natural resources of their selected location, and considered how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
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Coleytown Middle School seventh-grader Jet Tober shows off a diorama of his utopia, Jelarso.
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Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Jenna Kornbluth's Utopia, Lumenia, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, January 18, Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Jenna Kornbluth's Utopia, Lumenia, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Westport, Conn. For the Utopia Projects the students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location, researched the natural resources of their selected location, and considered how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
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Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Rebecca Schussheim describes her Utopia, Terrainia, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Rebecca Schussheim describes her Utopia, Terrainia, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Westport, Conn. For the Utopia Projects the students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location, researched the natural resources of their selected location, and considered how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
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Coleytown Middle School 7th grader Jack Watkins describes his Utopia, Caevuleum.
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Bedford Middle School 7th grader Colin Morgeson describes his Utopia, Ortunita, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, Bedford Middle School 7th grader Colin Morgeson describes his Utopia, Ortunita, as students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Westport, Conn. For the Utopia Projects the students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location, researched the natural resources of their selected location, and considered how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
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Coleytown Middle School seventh-grader Maya Hruskam talks about the utopia she designed, Thacrum.
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Coleytown Middle School seventh-grader Lilly Weisz describes her utopia, Spatia.
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Coleytown Middle School seventh-graders Eva Simone and Quinn Mulvey explain what their ideal society would look like.

WESTPORT — What does a utopia really look like?

That is the question Westport students recently tried to answer.

The students from Coleytown and Bedford middle schools presented their creative “Utopia” projects at the Westport Library on Jan. 18.

For the Utopia projects, the students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then selected a geographic location, researched the natural resources of their selected location, and considered how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.