Utopia: A new society for all, is a society that exists in concept as well as in physical form as diorama based installation art. This is an experiment in both artistic practice as well as civics and communal living. The modern world and its push for a virtual reality to escape everyday life is working against our instinctive need as humans for community. This project aims to give people an escape from reality while still connecting with people in real life situations.
Below you will find the Utopia Citizenship Application that will guide you through the process of applying for citizenship. As an inclusive society everyone is welcome to join so long as they agree to the basic tenants of Utopia, outlined in the Citizenship Application below.
Once your Citizenship Application has been completed and submitted you will receive an introductory email. Once the steps in the email are completed you will go through the citizen miniaturization process and an Earthship will be constructed for your miniature representative to reside within. Why an Earthship you ask? Utopia embraces the constructs of sustainable living practices and minimal reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels.
As the society grows it is inevitable issues will be encountered. As a truly communal society these issues will be addressed through a system of votes cast by citizens. The first round of Utopia Ballots have been sent out and responses have been tabulated. The next expansion of Utopia, based upon citizen feedback, is underway. These changes will be carried through by the Facilitator, Becky Wareing Steele and include a Geodesic Dome Community Greenhouse as well as a Utopian Community Center.
If you are a citizen who is unable to visit Utopia to witness the growth and development of this new society, photographic documentation will be shared with you through out the process so you can make informed decisions as new measures to vote on arise.
Want to learn more about Utopia from Founder & Facilitator Becky Wareing Steel as well as participants in the project? Listen to the episode of The Denver Orbit Podcast below.