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  • Who are we?

    Utopia Art and Education Organization serve in the field of art, education, youth work, and culture. Our main idea is using non-formal education and art as effective tools for children, teachers, youth and lifelong learning programmes. By following this objective Utopia is coordinating International exchange projects, International training courses for youth, teachers, workshops, exhibitions, shows, and local festivals. Utopia’s artistic specializations are creative drama, theatre, photography, video, animation, creative handcraft, and music. Utopia believes the importance of nonformal education and lifelong learning and focus on the following topics: human rights, social exclusion, poverty, Environmental problems, cultural degeneration, democracy, children rights, children violence, children labor, children in prisons and local social other problems
  • Why Utopia?

    The lexical meaning of Utopia is “the idea or proposal impossible to come true”. Farabi, impressed by Pluton, designed a Utopic state in his work called “Medinet’ül Fâzıla”. According to him, humans should live all together by helping to each other. If it is possible for organs to work in a healthy organism in harmony, it should be so for human beings. The man who used concept of Utopia first, Thomas More also revealed a utopic country concept. In this country, there isn’t any personal property and it is forbidden. Everyone gets how much they need from what is produced. People work six hours in a day and they engage in art and science in their leisure time. Executives have a serious education process while growing up as in ideal state of Pluton.

    While most intellectuals are still talking about utopic state structure, the ways to reach Utopia, needlessness of unachievable utopias or necessity of this concept; to us, Utopia is a place people live happily with love and respect without discrimination (nationality, language, religion, gender and class discrimination) and war. And we aim to reach the utopia…

  • The Team

    In Utopia, project coordinators, educators, and volunteers work all together. Our project coordinators design project organizations in local and international level. Our educators are the ones who study art as a master and have pedagogical content knowledge at the same time. They are also highly experienced in youth works and school education. When it comes to our volunteers, they make contribution to their own personal development by participating in our social responsibility projects.

DUYGU ÖNCEL
Project Cordinator

GÖZEN YEŞİL
Programme Cordinatör

BENGÜ ERGİN
Project Cordinator

STEFANO D’ARGENIO
Trainer

TONY CEALY
Trainer

ŞENİZ TURAN
Trainer

PIERO RICIARDI
Trainer

GAMZE ŞEBER
Trainer

DIETMAR VAN DER FORST
Trainer

HÜLYA KARCI
Trainer

ROBERTA LUCHINI BOSCHI
Trainer

EMANUELE NARGİ
Trainer

ION SVET
Trainer – Videomaker

CARMEN GIL GABRERA
Trainer

CAROL VANESSA PAEZ
Trainer

AHMET ÖNCEL
Trainer

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