Radical Ruralities

Radical Ruralities – living labs for a better world

In various Eutopian communities, people are trying to find new ways of making society and democracy, moving towards a more balanced relationship with natural resources, closer inter-human relationships, and alternative exchange systems (of goods and money). There is a powerful message in these initiatives, as these communities do not turn their backs on the outside world, but try to find new ways of recreating Europe by experimenting and innovating small-scale. In this project we have now selected 12 communities from over 2000 communities in Europe. Following that, it will shift to mapping (architecture, landscape), interviewing, analyzing, documenting (photos, movies), and learning.

This researched has been made possible by the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna, which granted the Milena Jesenska Fellowship to Indira van ‘t Klooster.