Ami Sommariva

Demand Utopia
Ami Sommariva, Ph.D. works with Demand Utopia to stimulate radical dreams and build sustainable communities that are rooted in the principles of social ecology. Facilitating collaborative and participatory learning is at the center of her work with both Demand Utopia and Portland State University, where she teaches in the University Studies program. As a scholar, Ami examines how public feelings about race, belonging, and justice are shaped and mobilized through institutional and folk forms of popular pedagogy, including television, publishing, and the arts. As an activist, she employs the best of these forms toward imagining and building communitarian utopias.