Welcome to Paradise Commons, a loose network of artists, curators, philosophers, and cultural producers who are actively reading, sharing, writing, and discussing objects related to paradise. Whether from capital cities, small rural enclaves, or tourist destinations, participants are thinking about "paradise" as an object of research, a utopian fantasy, a social construct, a desire, a myth, and a philosophical problem. 

We are building a body of resources and references here on this site and IRL as Paradise Library, a collection of texts that travels to various destinations during convenings where selected topics are explored through art, pedagogy and community.


KEY WEST, FL @ Florida Keys Community College

Host: Lori Kelly

MIAMI, FL @ Emerson Dorsch Contemporary Art Gallery

Host: Tyler Emerson-Dorsch