SAT 07/07- SAT 07/14/2018

The Summit of Practical Utopians concentrates on everyday interactions & social norms.

The Summit for Practical Utopians is a weeklong summit of ideas that is designed to be part of our everyday lives, creating a rhizomatic network of actions throughout New York City. The supporting app will allow participants to choose new pathways through their day to day, and shift their thinking and practice in community with others.

The Summit is the last section of the Practical Utopia series. We want to pay attention to individual decision-making, looking directly at social interactions & social norms within an urban context.

To learn more, attend an event or download and test the de-training app yourself, click here. 

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October 14th- 21st, 2017

Culture Push collaborated with YKON, a Helsinki-based arts collective, to practice "Utopia," linking the fantastical and the pragmatic to bring about social, political and artistic change. Artists and participants field-tested different "Practical Utopias" through a series of experiences, prompts, and gatherings woven into everyday life. Participants were offered new possibilities outside normal routines and given an opportunity to understand people, the city, and civic life from a new perspective, transforming everyday life into a source of inspiration.