THURSDAY 19, EVERYDAY SPY TRAINING

The secret instructor left no doubt with the first message: If you text back to this message you’re out of the game! This was the first important part of the days practice,…

WEDNESDAY 16, TACTICAL CINEMA

The 4th Exercise brought us to Mayday Space in Bushwick. The exercise was designed by James Andre aka Pattern Detector (+ multiple other synonyms). Taking it’s starting point from popular education in…

TUESDAY 17, METAMORPHIC

The third exercise of Practical Utopia was with Aricoco and her curious prompts. These prompts created a new – social insect – way of experiencing your otherwise regular day. She sent tasks…

WALK THE RED LINE – DOWNLOAD THE APP

After taking part to Exercise Number 2 by Walis Johnson YKON developed a simple android app which allows you to actually walk on the “redlining” map for Brooklyn. When walking around in…

MONDAY 16, WALKING THE RED LINE

Walis Johnson guided a walk around Crown Heights in Brooklyn discussing the long term effects of the so called redlining, a mapping effort from 1938 in which neighborhoods were graded from First…

SUNDAY 15, TEA AND TOOLS

The first exercise took place in Rego Park in Queens at the Studio of Yvonne Shortt. Yvonne works with local people and a number of interns and assistants at the Alderton House,…

PLAY MATCH-MATCH AT HOME

Below you can download the game YKON developed for the tutorial session on Saturday. The goal of the game is to train your Utopian imagination. After downloading print the pdf. Ideally page…

SATURDAY 14, THE KICK OFF TUTORIAL

Today the 7 Exercises finally kicked off with the YKON tutorial: “How to become a Practical Utopian in 3 Easy steps” The event took place at the first of the Random Bars,…

Follow the 7 Exercises on our blog

On this page we will keep you updated during the 7 exercises. We will write a daily report. Please not that not all exercises require you be present at one particular place,…