Open Call

Utopia School, Fall 2021

Habitable Spaces

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Kingsbury , United States


The Utopia School is open to people from all disciplines and backgrounds, not strictly "art." We want to engage in learning about concrete skills as well as theory, politics and ideas. Do you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share? We are interested in: Health and Wellness -- how to heal through medicinal plants, acupuncture, massage and mental wellbeing. Homesteading Skills – How to leave the grocery store and the global food system behind. Do you grow or raise your own food, make your own bread and cheese? Ferment your own beverages? If you have a home brewing, baking, fermenting, or pickling skill you would like to share? We want to know about it! Theoretical – Thoughts and lectures on the future of politics in this country and abroad-- how do we forge a new reality for ourselves and our children? Practical living skills – do you know how to do small motor repair? how to set up an emergency pet clinic, or emergency first aid?

Number of Participants

**Some Stipends Available** Participants: 1-5 people as residents of the school: -live temporarily at Habitable Spaces - lead a class and/or make a project - co-organize the school as a team with administrative support 20-30 Class Leaders: - to lead classes both remote and in-person Other Participants: - to engage with the school in other ways (such as documenting, volunteering, making an intervention) in-person or remotely


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 01, 2021 - November 30, 2021


Individual Studio, Installation Space, Wood Shop


Cabin, Private Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Forum, Panel, Performances, Readings, Round Tables, Schools, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Activists, Architecture, Book Arts, Ceramics, Cinematography, Collective, Culinary, Documentary, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


No languages listed

Program Description

The Utopia School is a temporary free school and social space for sharing information about both failed and successful utopian projects while working towards new ones. We define Utopia as those projects and initiatives which re-imagine the world in some crucial way. The Utopia School takes the form of a people-powered “social center” – a space where people can gather for free and engage in thoughtful discussion and practical skill-shares. In Fall 2021, the Utopia School will partner with the sustainable farm, educational space and artists residency Habitable Spaces in Kingsbury Texas. Habitable Spaces is interested in the nexus between arts and agriculture and in building local resilience through community. OPEN CALL for: - Classes: online and in-person - Artists/Scientists/Builders/Chefs/Documentarians - Virtual engagement: Engage with the school virtually via instructionals, digital installations, interventions, writings, film screenings, and other possibilities

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