It is time again to continue our quest for Utopia, to start another round in this extraordinary competition. We are at this point only in the start-up phase of what will be more than a year-long venture into the comtemporary utopian landscape. We would be very happy if you would care to join us by contributing with you essay or short story. Sign up in the form to the right and we will get back to you when it is time to proceed.
The Utopian World Championship (UWC) is an open, global competition in utopian
thinking and writing that has been arranged twice since the launch of the first competition in March 2001.
Two champions has received a first prize of about 10,000 Swedish Krona in Euro and we have printed their essays and distributed them to Heads of State, governments, organisations and other institutions.
All essays that participated in this contest are available here and the winning documents can be downloaded as PDF files. You can also read more aboout the two champions: Cyril Belshaw (2004) and T.R.O.Y. (2001), and the jurors that elected them, or articles from the events we've hosted or participated in. Video from the UWC Conference, articles with focus on Utopia and much more.
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Exactly ten years ago, on January 19, 2002, the first Utopian World Championship Gala was held at Gallery Enkehuset in Stockholm. At this event an american who posted his entry under the pesudonym T.R.O.Y. was announced as the first champion and handed a check for 1000 USD. This is a short docuentation video from the gala night.
The video is featuring
The members of SOC.Stockholm: Jon Brunberg, Annika Drougge, Pernilla Carlsson, Anna-Lena Lundmark, Johan Malmström, Tobias Sjödin and Karin Willen.
Two of the jury members: Sverker Sörlin and Bo Södersten.
A short report from Göteborg Book Fair 2010, where the Utopian World Championship participated with the new editions of the winning essays and invited the first winner, T.R.O.Y. to speak about his views on Utopia today, almost ten years after he wrote the essay that won the U.W.C. in 2001, and his current activities.
We are proud to present a new, revised, and re-designed, edition of the two winning essays in the Utopian World Championship at Göteborg Book Fair 2010. The books are published by Raketa Press with support from The Foundation for the Culture of the Future. The first volume includes the essay ´The New Word Disorder´, by the pseudonym T.R.O.Y., and the second volume has the title ´From Youth Maturity to Global Government - The Utopian Tapestry´ - and was written by the Professor Emeritus in anthropology, Mr Cyril Belshaw. You´ll find Raketa Press in booth B07:27. Read more at http://utopianwc.com. Welcome!
Talk with Anthony T. Fiscella
Saturday, September 25 at 4-5pm Göteborg Book Fair 2010, booth B07:27
Jon Brunberg, one of the initiators of the Utopian World Championship, talks to the winner of the first U.W.C. in 2001, Anthony T. Fiscella, about his essay "The New World Disorder," and his view on utopianism and politics and the role of Utopias in contemporary society. Anthony T. Fiscella is a researcher in the field of history of religion at the University of Lund and has recently written a book on anarchy and Islam.
The inflatable, colorful "elephants" of the Knot were beautifully lit up by the sun, as it was starting its descent behind Kopa Cwila, when the opening ceremony for the third Utopian World Championship started on 7:30 pm Saturday July 4, 2010.
The last days the Knot has been boiling with a workshop frenzy that amazes me. Its a level of frenzy which is only matched by the kids that fervently jump around in the white ball-filled play-landscape.