We're co-developing a new learning project called Utopia School, with people who want to share information about both failed and successful Utopian projects and work towards new ones.
For us, utopias are those spaces and initiatives that reimagine the world in some crucial way.
The school will engage and connect local experts in urgent conversations while building something tangible together. The goal of these connections is to help accumulate collective knowledge from one locale to another throughout the duration of this multi-city project, into a comprehensive database and open curricula on utopian thought and practice. This will include physical places and relationship dynamics involved, as well as systems of organizing, political context, common roadblocks, and the methods used to create and sustain these projects.
NEXT SESSION: FALL 2014 NYC
For our Fall 2014 Session in New York, Utopia School will create a literal schoolhouse in the Queen’s based collective, Flux Factory. The school will incorporate a series of theoretical and practical workshops, field trips, screenings, talks and games, and will house a group of dedicated participants, as well as the digital Utopia Library.
We are seeking collaborators who may take on one or more roles including Makers, Builders Artists, Theorists, Writers, Documentarians, Researchers, Archivists, Learners, Remote correspondents, On-site Residents, Support Staff, and other roles we may have not yet envisioned.
We are currently reviewing proposals for classes, installations, field trips, archives, and other elements for the school. We will continue accepting proposals on a rolling basis from now until July 15th, 2014.
To submit, please see:
OPEN REVIEW MEETINGS
There will be an OPEN review meeting after each proposal deadline, which we will list here:
Additionally, all interested parties are invited to create an account on our website. This will help us keep in touch so you can be involved with us and each other in the future! Log in or create a new account on UtopiaSchool.org.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We're looking forward to working with you!
- The Utopia School committee