In Steff’s opinion there can be two readings of the work of Constant. The first one is perhaps a bit negative, as it portrays Constant as a naïve dreamer, someone who shies away from the present to inhabit a picture of an impossible, utopian future.
The second reading however of Utopian thinkers such as Constant, shows perseverance and vision. Dreaming in spite of the destructive present, dreaming as a way of critique. Queer theorist Jose Estaban Munoz created a term for this: Utopian longing. This longing can make us realise that this world right here is not enough and that indeed something is missing. It allows us, he says, to look beyond the quagmire of the present. In this reading, Constant dares to believe in something more than an exploitative, vampiric, capitalist here and now, and actively tried to translate this desire into his work.