Utopia Stock Exchange
I originally developed this format in collaboration with Carolin Hochleicher and Jutta Wangemann for a festival at HAU Theater in Berlin. In 2014, I had the chance to stage a second edition with Invisible Playground for a conference run by HMKV in Dortmund.
The trading night is preceded by a participation process collecting local utopias. We work with the “utopists” to turn their ideas into stocks. During the trading night, the audience uses a digital trading platform with live data visualization to buy and sell the utopias for real money, collectively evaluating the value of the ideas and slowly gaining control over their development.