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We develop and organize around participatory theory,

vision and strategy.


Is there a better way to organize society?

Real Utopia is an organization which considers this question carefully and is committed to advocacy of solutions that have been proposed in the form of a "Participatory Society".

What is a Participatory Society? It's a vision for an  alternative to capitalism, centralized power, racism, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression. Participatory Society gives people equitable power to make decisions. 

Participatory Economics

Participatory Kinship


Participatory Politics

Participatory Community


What is Real Utopia?

We are an open, participatory, international network with members from all walks of life.

We are all committed to self-management and participatory organizing and run our projects and teams along these lines.


We welcome anyone who wants to learn about and maybe even help to advocate for a participatory society.

We aim to "plant the seeds of the future in the present", by organizing ourselves using the methods we believe in.

Our Mission Statement

To raise awareness of Participatory Theory, Vision and Strategy as a new and effective way of thinking about and organising for radical-progressive social transformation.​

To lay the foundations for a participatory society through the establishment of an international network of activists committed to advocating and organising for a participatory society.

To raise money to fund events, research, media projects and grassroots organising and activities.

How to get involved

Firstly, you can learn more about Participatory Society by having a look through the information on participatory theory, vision and strategy - including our Introductory Package, for beginners - as well as the recommended complementary and background material.


If you want to help us in our mission to advocate for these ideas, and ultimately to bring about a Participatory Society, then here are a few things you can do:

Spread the Word!

Share our site with your friends and colleagues and share our articles on social media.

Chat to Us

If you want to find out more or have a question, feel free to send us a message here. The membership team are also happy to provide you with an info session, where they will answer any questions you might have about RU. You can request one here


Ready to Join Us?

Ready to get a bit more involved in creating a Participatory Society? Why not become a member of our Network? As a member you can come to our regular meetings, apply to join our teams and initiate or join a Participatory Project.


You may also support this project by making a financial donation

Before joining however, please first read the following statements; We Have a Dream! and Is Real Utopia for You?

Keep up to date with the latest about Participatory Society


Don't forget to share!

RU Garden is where we meet via zoom, informally


The Education and Skills Team is editing a collected volume on all things participatory.

Colorful Books


Real Utopia supports the Progressive International's campaign for an International Green New Deal. Read the full statement.

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