The Experimental City

The Experimental City tells the untold story of the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city – a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions.

This new city would employ the newest technologies in communications, transport, pollution control, energy supply – even large-scale domed enclosure – in an attempt to create more livable cities for the 21st Century. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency, the Minnesota Experimental City Authority.

But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future.

Get your tickets now to this unique and exciting Minnesota film, showing in the Somsen Hall Harriet Johnson Auditorium on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 7pm!

Tickets are $8 when purchased online (print-at-home) with no service fee or $10 cash at the door!


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.