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Promethealand is a place that you can blend imagination with reality. “Imagined communities” of Promethealand do not need cities or villages. All spaces are open to everyone who wants to participate. If people would like to build their communities based on ethnicity, religious belief, music taste, favourite sports, political sensitivities…etc., they can do so. Anyone can start, join, or switch from one community to another. Every self-organized individual is involved in cultivating and sustaining their communities through developing and acting upon personal and social realities. Everyone has the right to be mobile – that means everyone feels free to travel and discover new places and communities. That also means every community welcomes different individuals/groups since what is different always challenges and stimulates creative thinking.

Everyone is free to interact with resources and everyone is responsible for their sustainability as well as progress of their communities. Production is not limited to the manufacture of material goods, but it also transforms and generates knowledge, images, communications, and forms of life. The dynamic collaboration and interaction of differences lie at the heart of such commons-based production that affects and engenders all facets of social life. Every community’s future depends on a set of creative projects that rely on the concerted effort in shaping and bringing them out.

Everyone has the right to education which aims not only to teach minds critical thinking, but also to provide a space and tools for creativity and imagination. What education tries to encourage is not competition, earning money or being successful. Its primary aim is to furnish the creative needs of individuals so that they can control social conditions of their existence through their imagination. Therefore, the production and distribution of surpluses are not related to individual needs or ambitions, but they matter for the progress and prosperity of communities. Those self-organized individuals do not exert power over each other and their creative values are equal. Production systems are not hierarchically assigned and depend on every individual’s contribution on an equal basis.

The political structure aims to maximize the autonomy of differences – different groups, social structures, demand, and modes of living- by extending equality to everyone. Since every individual’s first and foremost identity is based on his/her creative needs, each cultural and individual particularity is welcomed. Those creative needs are channelled to the public space so that they can be tied together through strands of common identity, egalitarian principles, and collective benefits. Every member of society has the right to and responsibility for utopia – which assumes a continuous transformation in society to provide the fullness and wholeness of life for every individual as well as their communities.