15 July – 29 September: XTC SHOP in Utrecht
Imagine that policy makers decide to regulate the sales of MDMA – the active ingredient in xtc. It’s not a strange thought. Scientist have recently underscored that this would be a policy choice that has the best outcomes where it comes to health, safety and environment.
This new pop-up is scheduled to take place in Utrecht. The shop will open in the Vinkenburgstraat 1-3 between 15 July and 29 September 2022.
This experience is a collaboration between Poppi, het Uitvindergilde and Corne van der Stelt. We will create a bold social experiment and use the momentum to gather scientific evidence together with Utrecht University.
Our art-installation will help visitors to image a future where you can legally buy xtc. Our visitors are asked to think along with the scenario they think would work best. Should an xtc outlet take the form of a pharmacy? A (smart) shop? Or should you just be able to buy it at a party? Through our shop we intend to investigate which conditions for regulated sales would be acceptable to the general public.
Stay posted via the Poppi socials and the page updates on the ‘Cultuur Innovatiefonds Provincie Utrecht’ website. We will (very!) soon release more information about ticket sales and other practical info!