Utopia Consultation (2012– )
Utopia Consultation is a performative form of service that aims to open up utopian perspectives and possibilities in relation to the everyday life, identity or situation of an individual or a community. Every encounter is unique: the form and focus of the dialogue depend on the questions or issues the participant brings with them. Utopia emerges, when these questions are interwoven with the consultant’s methods.
The first consultations were performed in Fall 2012. Since then, the members of the working group have consulted more than a hundred individuals and several communities and organizations.
In 2018, the consultation method was published as a book, titled Utopiakonsultin käsikirja (The Utopia Consultant’s Handbook).
Concept and direction: Saara Hannula
Working group: Outi Condit, Talvikki Eerola, Jussi Johnsson, Pekko Koskinen, Minja Mertanen, Risto Santavuori and Sanna Uuttu
Publication: Talvikki Eerola and Risto Santavuori
Production: Reality Research Center
Venue: Various venues in Helsinki area