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Jan 25 - 29, 2018

Utopia School is hosting a 5 day pop-up school in January, 2018, focused on the practical aspects of opening a new community space in New York City and/or the northeast USA. This will be an opportunity to gather with like minded people interested in opening a long term space and begin to workshop, and even carry out the preparatory steps to doing just that. This session of the school is looking to incorporate talks and workshops on community land trusts, building coops, fundraising, and presentations from spaces working within gentrifying cities.

The January 2018 Session of the Utopia School is generous hosted by Flux Factory.

Location:

39-31 29th St.

Long Island City, NY 11101

Scheduled classes

Thu, Jan 25

(All day)   Experimental Barter Deli

11:00am - 2:00pm   What We Need is Beautiful and Free

1:00pm - 3:00pm   Sketching Our Dream Space

3:00pm - 5:00pm   Disinheriting Capitalism

5:00pm - 7:00pm   Transparency Tools Primer

7:00pm - 10:00pm   ACE EVENING: A Sexual Series - screening, performance & workshop

Fri, Jan 26

(All day)   Experimental Barter Deli

11:00am - 2:00pm   What We Need is Beautiful and Free

12:00pm - 1:00pm   Drawing as an Act of Resistance

1:00pm - 3:00pm   illegalisms

3:00pm - 6:00pm   Direct democracy, blockchain, problems and potentials

6:00pm - 8:00pm   Atelier Populaire and the Basics of Screenprinting

6:00pm - 8:00pm   Free Self-Defense Workshop w/ Pop Gym

6:00pm - 9:00pm   People's Kitchen

8:00pm - 10:00pm   Liberating Art and Artists From the Ultra-Wealthy

Sat, Jan 27

(All day)   Experimental Barter Deli

11:00am - 2:00pm   What We Need is Beautiful and Free

11:00am - 2:00pm   Bike maintentance 101

11:00am - 2:00pm   The TRUE History of NYC: An Anti-colonial, Anti-imperialist, Anti-capitalist walking tour of the big apple.

11:00am - 2:00pm   Pancakes and Records

12:00pm - 2:00pm   Introduction to code for people who don't necessarily like computers

2:00pm - 4:00pm   Mapping as Memorial: Honoring Grief, Celebrating Lineage

4:00pm   "Ain't I a Woman (?/!): Body-Presence and Utopia

4:00pm - 6:00pm   Collective Songwriting for Collective Liberation

6:00pm - 8:00pm   Community Forge: How to buy a 45000 sqft elementary school

6:00pm - 9:00pm   People's Kitchen

8:00pm - 10:00pm   A Guide to the Utopian Infrastructure of Albany's Mansion Neighborhood

Sun, Jan 28

(All day)   Experimental Barter Deli

11:00am - 1:00pm   Hip Hop Yoga Cipher: Gentrification $ucks

11:00am - 2:00pm   What We Need is Beautiful and Free

1:00pm - 3:00pm   “From non-complicity to transformative action: how self determination and accountability serve to address political urgency and systemic forms of injustice.”

4:00pm - 6:00pm   Cobbling Together an Existence as An Artist

6:00pm - 8:00pm   Gentrification, Colonialism, and UNITY THROUGH REPARATIONS - Presentation & Discussion

6:00pm - 9:00pm   People's Kitchen

8:00pm - 10:00pm   Commercial Community Land Trusts/Commerical Rent Control

Mon, Jan 29

(All day)   Experimental Barter Deli

11:00am - 2:00pm   What We Need is Beautiful and Free