“Economic models and concepts of work are rapidly changing, often to the detriment of workers. At the same time, artists and creative people are re-envisioning what work might be, and how we might easily develop new economic models for how we live more sustainably on the planet.”
Amanda McDonald Crowley and Marek Walczak, Protopia co-curators
Protopia will be organized as a Protopian Bus Tour making a 100km circuit from Tomelilla Station, stopping to view art projects and participate in creative public programs in several villages across southern Sweden, on weekends through the summer of 2023.
For previous events we had an open call for proposals, and worked with up to 40 Swedish and International artists to realise new works, events, and performances. For 2023 our approach is quite different. Protopia will share particular ways of life and culture currently practiced in Southern Skåne. Together with our audiences we will explore positive futures in post-industrial societies. We have identified several artists and art collectives living and working in southern Skåne. Eight to ten artists and collectives will develop Protopian projects at or near their work/home: art objects, performances, meals, installations, musical experiences, and guided walks.