“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Nueva Utopia is a concept inspired by Bucky Fuller to create "a new model that makes the existing model obsolete". Nueva Utopia is a platform to promote consciousness across all sectors of our existence including health, agriculture, business, and education. Nueva Utopia believes in plant based intuitive healing, homesteading and organic gardening, sovereign and creative livelihoods, and encourages the education of ancient wisdom over standardized testing. Currently based in Costa Rica and utilizing the internet as the physical manifestation of our collective consciousness to promote concepts of the Nueva Utopia to a global audience.
Gypsy Trader is a social practice art installation under the Nueva Utopia Post Apocalyptic Professions Project experimenting with alternative and sovereign business models. She is herself an alter ego created as the embodiment of the divine feminine, a healer, a shaman and a nurturer. She utilizes free online platforms to buy, sell and trade natural home goods, artesian delicacies, bulk goods packaged in glass jars, plant medicines, organic fruits and vegetables, art and non toxic alternatives for the home and body. She utilizes commerce to spark the conversation about consciousness by outlining our obsessions with consumerism while offering alternatives to our current options. She herself is the experiment to create the handbook of what a modern day trader looks like. She sells her wares in stores along her trader routes and wherever she resides. Currently you can find her most weeks at the Tinamaste Farmers Market in Costa Rica and in stores around Nosara, Costa Rica including Cazar, Organico and La Bodega Mercado. You can find her on Instagram, and her Gypsy Dens in Costa Rica and Los Angeles on Airbnb.
Fermentation Fairy is concept under the Nueva Utopia Post Apocalyptic Professions Project. It is a collaboration with Mackenzie Love, Natures Pace and Nueva Utopia to bring high quality, live fermented foods to the market. The first product is raw Coconut Yogurt made with Wild Harvested Microorganisms, coconut meat, organic raw dulce, cardamom and vanilla. The yogurt is so alive that if left at room temperature the microorganisms devour all the sugar in the yogurt requiring the addition of more sugar for the proper flavor balance. Microorganisms are the future of medicine repopulating gut flora helping elevate mental states. In other words this yogurt just plain makes you happier when you eat it. Fermentation Fairy aims to educate on the importance of microorganisms and fermented foods in our diets and medicine. The post apocalyptical Professions Project recognizes the collaboration between Mackensie's Alter Ego, Linda Manana, "The Fermentation Fairy", Carley of Nueva Utopia for facilitating the collaboration and recipe testing and Shen at Nature's Pace for contributing the knowledge and original starter culture. Fermentation Fairy Raw Coconut Yogurt is currently being made in small batches and sold at the weekly Organic Market in Playa Guiones and at Organico market.
New Utopia Inc. is a creative agency based in Los Angeles, CA focused on creating a better world through conscious design. New Utopia utilizes design thinking principles and collaboration at the core of it's design philosophy. Please visit New Utopia's website for more information.