Real World Examples

The fundamental purpose of the Real Utopias Project is to stimulate the building of feasible alternatives to neoliberal capitalism. This page documents some of the real-world examples of practical implementation of the ideas and ideals that animate the RUP. Of course, real-world experiments are inspired by a huge variety of different actors, ideas, and ideologies, so we are not claiming that the projects listed below here are inspired directly or solely by the Real Utopias Project (some of the examples listed predate the RUP volume). The examples are simply meant to highlight the increasing number of exciting real-world experiments that embody real utopian ideas.

The aim of this list is not to compile every single example, but only to highlight particularly important and influential ones. If you know of other such examples, please let us know by emailing Tom Malleson.