List of anarchist communities

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This is a list of anarchist communities representing any society or portion thereof founded by anarchists that functions according to anarchist philosophy and principles. Anarchists have created and been involved in a plethora of community experiments since the 19th century. There are numerous instances in which a community organizes itself along philosophically anarchist lines to promote regional anarchist movements, counter-economics and countercultures. These have included intentional communities founded by anarchists as social experiments and community-oriented projects, such as collective organizations and cooperative businesses. There are also several instances of mass society "anarchies" that have come about from explicitly anarchist revolutions, including the Makhnovshchina in Ukraine,[1] Revolutionary Catalonia in Spain[2] and the Shinmin autonomous region in Manchuria.[3]

Intentional communities[edit]

Active communities:

The Trumbullplex, an anarchist intentional community in the forests of Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan[4]

Past communities:

Community projects[edit]

Active Projects

Past Projects

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Skirda 2004, p. 3.
  2. ^ Dolgoff, Sam (1974). The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936–1939.
  3. ^ "Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism". Anarchy in Action. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b Osborne 2002.
  5. ^ Hardy, Dennis (2000). Utopian England: Community Experiments, 1900-1945. Psychology Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-419-24670-1.
  6. ^ "Coopératives Longo Maï". Archived from the original on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Awra Amba: the anarcho-feminist utopia that actually works". 3 October 2016. Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Searching For Happiness In 'Utopia'". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Official Website of Friland". Archived from the original on 4 January 2019.
  10. ^ "DR Friland". Archived from the original on 13 September 2012.
  11. ^ Bailie 1906.
  12. ^ "An Experiment in Anarchy: Modern Times, the notorious and short-lived utopian village that preceded Brentwood". Archived from the original on 9 August 2014.
  13. ^ Marshall, Peter H. (1993). Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism. London: Fontana Press. pp. 507–508. ISBN 978-0-00-686245-1. OCLC 1042028128. [I]n 1890 Dr Giovanni Rossi, an Italian agronomist, founded in the famous Cecilia colony in Parana one of the first anarchist communities in Latin America.
  14. ^ Kropotkin, Peter (1893). Small Communal Experiments and Why They Fail.
  15. ^ a b LeWarne 1975, pp. 168–226.
  16. ^ Franks, Benjamin (2006). Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms. AK Press/Dark Star. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-904859-40-6.
  17. ^ Headley, Gwyn; Meulenkamp, Wim (1999). Follies, grottoes & garden buildings. Aurum. p. 250. ISBN 9781854106254.
  18. ^ Sanborn, Josh (March 1996), Review of Edgerton, William, ed., Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia, H-Russia, H-Review, archived from the original on June 21, 2018, retrieved October 7, 2018
  19. ^ See "crass retirement cottage," nest magazine #21, summer 2003, pp 106-121
  20. ^ Niranjan, Ajit (July 24, 2015). "How an abandoned barracks in Ljubljana became Europe's most successful urban squat". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.


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