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Three days to imagine the future of the city.

Programme

Friday 8/10Opening time: 13.30 Saturday 9/10Opening time: 11.00 Sunday 10/10Opening time: 11.00
09.00
Workshop #1 - Urban Metabolism!
workshop
09.00 - 13.00
Workshop #1 - Urban Metabolism!
00.00
00.00
Workshop with Césare Peeren (Superuse)
Workshop #2 — Urban Resiliency
workshop
10.00 - 13.00
Workshop #2 — Urban Resiliency
00.00
00.00
Workshop with Catarina Heeckt and Philipp Rode (LSE Cities)
09.15
11.00
Ideal cities: a tribute to Michael Sorkin
Slot #1
11.00 - 11.45
Ideal cities: a tribute to Michael Sorkin
00.00
00.00
The festival celebrates the thinking of a visionary architect who recently passed away. Deen Sharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder.
Journey inside the video game city
Slot #1
11.00 - 11.45
Journey inside the video game city
00.00
00.00
How are video game cities created? And what can they teach us? In the words of Konstantinos Dimopoulos, game urbanist and author of Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities.
11.15
11.30
11.45
River swimming in Berlin? Now you can.
Slot #1
11.45 - 12.15
River swimming in Berlin? Now you can.
00.00
00.00
Turning a bend in the river Spree in the centre of Berlin into a swimming pool seemed like utopia. But the "crazy" and wonderful idea of Flussbad Berlin is on its way to becoming reality: Berliners will soon be able to swim in the river and enjoy a new meeting place.
How to sketch the city with Carlo Stanga
Slot #1
11.45 - 12.30
How to sketch the city with Carlo Stanga
00.00
00.00
Internationally renowned illustrator Carlo Stanga enhances the richness of the urban dimension. His latest projects include I am the City, a series of Moleskine notebooks and illustrated books dedicated to Milan, London and New York.
12.00
12.15
The Making of Places
Slot #1
12.15 - 13.00
The Making of Places
00.00
00.00
Torino Stratosferica, committed in the Precollinear Park urban regeneration project, reflects on the topic of placemaking with two prominent organizations active in this field. 
12.30
12.45
14.00
The 1000-minute city
Opening
14.00 - 14.45
The 1000-minute city
00.00
00.00
Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internazionale, Monocle, CityLab. Four high-profile international guests debate over the theme of the festival with Directors Luca Ballarini and Giacomo Biraghi.
Secret Pill
Slot #1
14.00 - 14.30
Secret Pill
00.00
00.00
A secret event. An international city expert, 30 minutes to elaborate on the 1000-minute city. A surprise for the audience of Utopian Hours 2021.
Visiting Urban Explorer #3 - Justyna Król
Slot #1
14.00 - 14.30
Visiting Urban Explorer #3 - Justyna Król
00.00
00.00
Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
14.15
14.30
Hong Kong. Helping the homeless through kindness
Slot #1
14.30 - 15.15
Hong Kong. Helping the homeless through kindness
00.00
00.00
A gesture of kindness is at the heart of ImpactHK, Jeff Rotmeyer's project for Hong Kong's homeless. The initiative offers shelter and opportunity to people in need, but first and foremost empathy - convinced of the power of an act of friendship and connection to transform people's lives.
SLA, the Danes who merge city and nature
Slot #1
14.30 - 15.15
SLA, the Danes who merge city and nature
00.00
00.00
Danish studio SLA is the mastermind behind many spectacular and incisive landscape design projects, from northern Europe to Paris and Abu Dhabi. It is led by Mette Skjold, in Turin to show how to bring nature back to the centre of urban life in an effective and innovative way.
14.45
15.00
15.15
Let’s learn how to do it from Glasgow
Opening
15.15 - 16.00
Let’s learn how to do it from Glasgow
00.00
00.00
The city is in turmoil. In November Glasgow will host COP26, the UN climate change conference. In the meantime, the city is giving thought to the post-pandemic future of places, with many grassroots projects meeting public action. At the festival, the protagonists of this dynamism.
Open Collectives
Slot #1
15.15 - 16.00
Open Collectives
00.00
00.00
New Platforms and Communities for the 1000-Minute City
LSE Cities. Understanding the urban age
Slot #1
15.15 - 16.00
LSE Cities. Understanding the urban age
00.00
00.00
For those who study the city, they are the masters. The London School of Economics is the first university in the world to have created a degree course entirely dedicated to city design. The director of the LSE Cities research centre is taking part in the festival.
15.30
15.45
16.30
H22: shaping together the future of cities
Slot #2
16.30 - 17.15
H22: shaping together the future of cities
00.00
00.00
Helsingborg, an ambitious city in the south of Sweden, is preparing to host its own international exhibition: H22 City Expo will run for 35 days and gather new solutions for smarter cities. Among the most active supporters is IKEA.
Beyond material reuse. How to transform cities into resourceful ecosystems
Slot #2
16.30 - 17.15
Beyond material reuse. How to transform cities into resourceful ecosystems
00.00
00.00
Rotterdam's Superuse Studios, the brainchild of idealist Césare Peeren, and their design philosophy: starting with the discarded materials found around, transforming them into objects and structures, enhancing the potential of a place and thus changing society. A more than circular approach?
Better Cities Film Festival
Slot #2
16.30 - 17.45
Better Cities Film Festival
00.00
00.00
Every year in Michigan, for four days in October, the Detroit Better Cities Film Festival screens the most exciting films about better cities - and how to create them. Festival partner Torino Stratosferica will exclusively select and show the best BCFF shorts at Utopian Hours 2021.
16.45
17.00
17.15
Visiting Urban Explorer #1 - Marina Kyriakou
Slot #2
17.15 - 17.45
Visiting Urban Explorer #1 - Marina Kyriakou
00.00
00.00
Foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one tells of her or his ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
Visiting Urban Explorer #2 - Sille Pihlak
Slot #2
17.15 - 17.45
Visiting Urban Explorer #2 - Sille Pihlak
00.00
00.00
Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
17.30
17.45
Why we should care more about our infrastructures
Slot #2
17.45 - 18.30
Why we should care more about our infrastructures
00.00
00.00
When thinking about the foundations of a city, it is best to rethink the boundaries between public and private: any infrastructure is historically a matter of a mix between the state, businesses and citizens. Canadian sociologist Mariana Valverde comes to the festival to shed light on this and invite us to go beyond the usual categories.
Magway: changing the game of delivery services
Slot #2
17.45 - 18.30
Magway: changing the game of delivery services
00.00
00.00
Goods from underground. From Great Britain an idea that promises to revolutionise the goods transport system: 600 million deliveries a year in London alone, through a safe, sustainable channel, totally independent from motorway conditions.
Embody the city
Slot #2
17.45 - 18.30
Embody the city
00.00
00.00
With 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' Willi Dorner has brought an innovative form of urban happening to several European cities, during which 20 artists guide the public through some of the most striking public spaces in the urban environment.
18.00
18.15
19.00
What’s a Chief Equity Officer? Austin’s first “CEO” is here
Slot #2
19.00 - 19.45
What’s a Chief Equity Officer? Austin’s first “CEO” is here
00.00
00.00
The festival welcomes Brion Oaks, the first Chief Equity Officer of the city of Austin, Texas. What is his job? Already many cities in the United States have appointed public figures to promote equity and reduce discrimination in urban areas. But how?
Welcome to “Talsinki”: two cities, one centre
Slot #2
19.00 - 19.45
Welcome to “Talsinki”: two cities, one centre
00.00
00.00
Breakfast in Tallinn and then off to work in Helsinki. The entrepreneur behind the Angry Birds game now dreams of creating a tunnel with zero-emission trains to get between the two Baltic capitals in less than half an hour. The name of the visionary project: Finest Bay Area.
Sasaki from Boston. Defining the future of place
Slot #2
19.00 - 19.45
Sasaki from Boston. Defining the future of place
00.00
00.00
Utopian Hours brings to Turin a leading voice in responding to new global urban challenges. Public space, environment, citizens' well-being: with its projects all over the world, Sasaki studio is the right place to look for answers.
19.15
19.30
19.45
The man who created the High Line
Slot #2
19.45 - 20.30
The man who created the High Line
00.00
00.00
It is the most famous redevelopment project in the world. It has changed the image of New York. Robert Hammond, one of the first two High Line developers, shares with Utopian Hours the history and life of the two kilometres of elevated railway that have seen a rebirth as a linear park and became a symbol of the city.
Life on water. Lessons from the floating school in Lagos
Slot #2
19.45 - 20.30
Life on water. Lessons from the floating school in Lagos
00.00
00.00
Kunlé Adeyemi's pile-dwelling project set an example: a model case in tackling the environmental crisis head-on, with creativity and courage. Since then, the work of the Nigerian architect, already awarded a Silver Lion in Venice, has been to tackle climate change with original, visionary ideas.
Carlo Ratti: only dense and intense cities will prevail
Slot #2
19.45 - 20.30
Carlo Ratti: only dense and intense cities will prevail
00.00
00.00
The magnetic force of cities isn’t under discussion. These are Carlo Ratti’s words — among the protagonists of the global debate on the use of new technologies in the urban field.
20.00
20.15

Friday 8/10Opening time: 13.30

  • Opening
    14.00 - 14.45
    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internazionale, Monocle, CityLab. Four high-profile international guests debate over the theme of the festival with Directors Luca Ballarini and Giacomo Biraghi.
  • The city is in turmoil. In November Glasgow will host COP26, the UN climate change conference. In the meantime, the city is giving thought to the post-pandemic future of places, with many grassroots projects meeting public action. At the festival, the protagonists of this dynamism.
  • Helsingborg, an ambitious city in the south of Sweden, is preparing to host its own international exhibition: H22 City Expo will run for 35 days and gather new solutions for smarter cities. Among the most active supporters is IKEA.
    featuring Soraya Axelsson
  • Foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one tells of her or his ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
    featuring Marina Kyriakou
  • When thinking about the foundations of a city, it is best to rethink the boundaries between public and private: any infrastructure is historically a matter of a mix between the state, businesses and citizens. Canadian sociologist Mariana Valverde comes to the festival to shed light on this and invite us to go beyond the usual categories.
  • The festival welcomes Brion Oaks, the first Chief Equity Officer of the city of Austin, Texas. What is his job? Already many cities in the United States have appointed public figures to promote equity and reduce discrimination in urban areas. But how?
    featuring Brion Oaks
  • It is the most famous redevelopment project in the world. It has changed the image of New York. Robert Hammond, one of the first two High Line developers, shares with Utopian Hours the history and life of the two kilometres of elevated railway that have seen a rebirth as a linear park and became a symbol of the city.
    featuring Robert Hammond

Saturday 9/10Opening time: 11.00

  • workshop
    09.00 - 13.00
    Workshop with Césare Peeren (Superuse)
  • The festival celebrates the thinking of a visionary architect who recently passed away. Deen Sharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder.
    featuring Deen Sharp
  • Turning a bend in the river Spree in the centre of Berlin into a swimming pool seemed like utopia. But the "crazy" and wonderful idea of Flussbad Berlin is on its way to becoming reality: Berliners will soon be able to swim in the river and enjoy a new meeting place.
    featuring Jan Edler
  • Slot #1
    12.15 - 13.00
    Torino Stratosferica, committed in the Precollinear Park urban regeneration project, reflects on the topic of placemaking with two prominent organizations active in this field. 
  • Slot #1
    14.00 - 14.30
    A secret event. An international city expert, 30 minutes to elaborate on the 1000-minute city. A surprise for the audience of Utopian Hours 2021.
  • A gesture of kindness is at the heart of ImpactHK, Jeff Rotmeyer's project for Hong Kong's homeless. The initiative offers shelter and opportunity to people in need, but first and foremost empathy - convinced of the power of an act of friendship and connection to transform people's lives.
    featuring Jeff Rotmeyer
  • Slot #1
    15.15 - 16.00
    New Platforms and Communities for the 1000-Minute City
    featuring Greg Lindsay
  • Rotterdam's Superuse Studios, the brainchild of idealist Césare Peeren, and their design philosophy: starting with the discarded materials found around, transforming them into objects and structures, enhancing the potential of a place and thus changing society. A more than circular approach?
    featuring Césare Peeren
  • Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
    featuring Sille Pihlak
  • Goods from underground. From Great Britain an idea that promises to revolutionise the goods transport system: 600 million deliveries a year in London alone, through a safe, sustainable channel, totally independent from motorway conditions.
    featuring Phill Davies
  • Breakfast in Tallinn and then off to work in Helsinki. The entrepreneur behind the Angry Birds game now dreams of creating a tunnel with zero-emission trains to get between the two Baltic capitals in less than half an hour. The name of the visionary project: Finest Bay Area.
  • Kunlé Adeyemi's pile-dwelling project set an example: a model case in tackling the environmental crisis head-on, with creativity and courage. Since then, the work of the Nigerian architect, already awarded a Silver Lion in Venice, has been to tackle climate change with original, visionary ideas.
    featuring Kunlé Adeyemi

Sunday 10/10Opening time: 11.00

  • workshop
    10.00 - 13.00
    Workshop with Catarina Heeckt and Philipp Rode (LSE Cities)
  • How are video game cities created? And what can they teach us? In the words of Konstantinos Dimopoulos, game urbanist and author of Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities.
  • Internationally renowned illustrator Carlo Stanga enhances the richness of the urban dimension. His latest projects include I am the City, a series of Moleskine notebooks and illustrated books dedicated to Milan, London and New York.
    featuring Carlo Stanga
  • Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.
    featuring Justyna Król
  • Danish studio SLA is the mastermind behind many spectacular and incisive landscape design projects, from northern Europe to Paris and Abu Dhabi. It is led by Mette Skjold, in Turin to show how to bring nature back to the centre of urban life in an effective and innovative way.
    featuring Mette Skjold
  • For those who study the city, they are the masters. The London School of Economics is the first university in the world to have created a degree course entirely dedicated to city design. The director of the LSE Cities research centre is taking part in the festival.
  • Slot #2
    16.30 - 17.45
    Every year in Michigan, for four days in October, the Detroit Better Cities Film Festival screens the most exciting films about better cities - and how to create them. Festival partner Torino Stratosferica will exclusively select and show the best BCFF shorts at Utopian Hours 2021.
  • Slot #2
    17.45 - 18.30
    With 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' Willi Dorner has brought an innovative form of urban happening to several European cities, during which 20 artists guide the public through some of the most striking public spaces in the urban environment.
    featuring Willi Dorner
  • Utopian Hours brings to Turin a leading voice in responding to new global urban challenges. Public space, environment, citizens' well-being: with its projects all over the world, Sasaki studio is the right place to look for answers.
    featuring Michael Grove
  • The magnetic force of cities isn’t under discussion. These are Carlo Ratti’s words — among the protagonists of the global debate on the use of new technologies in the urban field.
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News, voices and proposals from cities around the world

The festival guests

Placemaking Europe / STIPO
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
London (United Kingdom)

City Urbanist
Glasgow (Scotland)

Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin
Austin (USA)

Illustrator and Architect
Milan (Italy)

Policy Fellow, LSE Cities
London (United Kingdom)

Co-founder, Superuse Studios
Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Culture editor, Monocle
London (United Kingdom)

Co-founder & Producer of Better Cities Film Festival
Julian, California (USA)

Co-director, Terreform
New York (USA)

Founder, Lateral North
Glasgow (Scotland)

NewCities
Montréal (Canada)

Co-founder, Flussbad Berlin
Berlin (Germany)

Founder of ImpactHK and Love 21 Foundation
Hong Kong (HK)

Co-founder & Creative Director of Better Cities Film Festival
Buffalo, New York (USA)

Co-founder & Festival Director of Better Cities Film Festival
Los Angeles, California (USA)

Architect Director, Collective Architecture
Glasgow (Scotland)

Asia and Pacific Editor, Internazionale
Venice (Italy)

Founder, Urban Workshop
Warsaw (Poland)

Game urbanist
Athens (Greece)

Founder, NLÉ
Lagos (Nigeria)

Founder & Editor-in-chief, Dezeen
London (United Kingdom)

Sociologist and Professor at the University of Toronto
Toronto (Canada)

Architect and Urbanist
Nicosia (Cyprus)

Chief Executive Officer, SLA
Copenhagen (Denmark)

Landscape architect and director at Sasaki
Boston (USA)

Entrepreneur & Founder of Finest Bay Area
Espoo (Finland)

Executive Director, LSE Cities
London (United Kingdom)

Co-Founder & Commercial Director at Magway Limited
London (United Kingdom)

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Friends of the High Line
New York (USA)

Architect, Co-Founder of PART
Tallin (Estonia)

Head of H22
Helsingborg (Sweden)

Dancer, choreographer and director
Wien (Austria)

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Practical lessons and stratospheric visions.

2020 exhibitions

  • The Torino Stratosferica “collection” will soon be renewed with new visionary images about the future of the city and its places. The exhibition, which currently displays all 30 images taken so far, can already be freely visited at the Precollinear Park bridge (Regina Margherita bridge), where it will remain on

  • The Future Urban Trends exhibition explores the challenges and innovations of our urban living through 10 topics. — Suddenly the city is no longer a certainty. The urban dimension seemed to be our destiny. At the time of the pandemic and the environmental emergency we found ourselves in a crisis, questioning ourselves

We are back at Centrale Lavazza!

Once again this year the Utopian Hours festival will take place in person at Centrale della Nuvola Lavazza. Torino Stratosferica will provide a safe and comfortable environment that will allow the public and guests to enjoy the event in the best possible way.

The first city making festival in Italy

For all city lovers

Utopian Hours is the one festival that tells stories about “making cities”: the ideas, projects and places that life improving scenarios in the cities across the world.

For three days the festival gives voice to the protagonists of these changes: city makers, activists, architects and innovators share their experience, stimulating new visions of Turin’s future and a reflection on the concept of the city.

 

Utopian Hours is also the time to imagine a stratospheric Turin together.

During the festival proposals will be advanced for a city at its best potential, by visiting experts (the Visiting Urban Explorers) and brilliant citizens.

Talk

Sunday 10
11.00 - 11.45
Slot #1

Journey inside the video game city

How are video game cities created? And what can they teach us? In the words of Konstantinos Dimopoulos, game urbanist and author of Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities.

Sunday 10
11.45 - 12.30
Slot #1

How to sketch the city with Carlo Stanga

Internationally renowned illustrator Carlo Stanga enhances the richness of the urban dimension. His latest projects include I am the City, a series of Moleskine notebooks and illustrated books dedicated to Milan, London and New York.

Sunday 10
14.30 - 15.15
Slot #1

SLA, the Danes who merge city and nature

Danish studio SLA is the mastermind behind many spectacular and incisive landscape design projects, from northern Europe to Paris and Abu Dhabi. It is led by Mette Skjold, in Turin to show how to bring nature back to the centre of urban life in an effective and innovative way.

Sunday 10
15.15 - 16.00
Slot #1

LSE Cities. Understanding the urban age

For those who study the city, they are the masters. The London School of Economics is the first university in the world to have created a degree course entirely dedicated to city design. The director of the LSE Cities research centre is taking part in the festival.

Sunday 10
16.30 - 17.45
Slot #2

Better Cities Film Festival

Every year in Michigan, for four days in October, the Detroit Better Cities Film Festival screens the most exciting films about better cities - and how to create them. Festival partner Torino Stratosferica will exclusively select and show the best BCFF shorts at Utopian Hours 2021.

Sunday 10
17.45 - 18.30
Slot #2

Embody the city

With 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' Willi Dorner has brought an innovative form of urban happening to several European cities, during which 20 artists guide the public through some of the most striking public spaces in the urban environment.

Sunday 10
19.00 - 19.45
Slot #2

Sasaki from Boston. Defining the future of place

Utopian Hours brings to Turin a leading voice in responding to new global urban challenges. Public space, environment, citizens' well-being: with its projects all over the world, Sasaki studio is the right place to look for answers.

Venerdì 8
14.00 - 14.45
Opening

The 1000-minute city

Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internazionale, Monocle, CityLab. Four high-profile international guests debate over the theme of the festival with Directors Luca Ballarini and Giacomo Biraghi.

Venerdì 8
15.15 - 16.00
Opening

Let’s learn how to do it from Glasgow

The city is in turmoil. In November Glasgow will host COP26, the UN climate change conference. In the meantime, the city is giving thought to the post-pandemic future of places, with many grassroots projects meeting public action. At the festival, the protagonists of this dynamism.

Venerdì 8
16.30 - 17.15
Slot #2

H22: shaping together the future of cities

Helsingborg, an ambitious city in the south of Sweden, is preparing to host its own international exhibition: H22 City Expo will run for 35 days and gather new solutions for smarter cities. Among the most active supporters is IKEA.

Venerdì 8
17.15 - 17.45
Slot #2

Visiting Urban Explorer #1 – Marina Kyriakou

Foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one tells of her or his ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.

Venerdì 8
17.45 - 18.30
Slot #2

Why we should care more about our infrastructures

When thinking about the foundations of a city, it is best to rethink the boundaries between public and private: any infrastructure is historically a matter of a mix between the state, businesses and citizens. Canadian sociologist Mariana Valverde comes to the festival to shed light on this and invite us to go beyond the usual categories.

Venerdì 8
18.30 - 18.45
Slot #2

Secret Pill

A secret event. An international city expert, 15 minutes to elaborate on the 1000-minute city. A surprise for the audience of Utopian Hours 2021.

Venerdì 8
19.00 - 19.45
Slot #2

What’s a Chief Equity Officer? Austin’s first “CEO” is here

The festival welcomes Brion Oaks, the first Chief Equity Officer of the city of Austin, Texas. What is his job? Already many cities in the United States have appointed public figures to promote equity and reduce discrimination in urban areas. But how?

Venerdì 8
19.45 - 20.30
Slot #2

The man who created the High Line

It is the most famous redevelopment project in the world. It has changed the image of New York. Robert Hammond, one of the first two High Line developers, shares with Utopian Hours the history and life of the two kilometres of elevated railway that have seen a rebirth as a linear park and became a symbol of the city.

Sabato 9
11.00 - 11.45
Slot #1

Ideal cities: a tribute to Michael Sorkin

The festival celebrates the thinking of a visionary architect who recently passed away. Deen Sharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder.

Sabato 9
11.45 - 12.15
Slot #1

River swimming in Berlin? Now you can.

Turning a bend in the river Spree in the centre of Berlin into a swimming pool seemed like utopia. But the "crazy" and wonderful idea of Flussbad Berlin is on its way to becoming reality: Berliners will soon be able to swim in the river and enjoy a new meeting place.

Sabato 9
12.15 - 13.00
Slot #1

The Making of Places

Torino Stratosferica, committed in the Precollinear Park urban regeneration project, reflects on the topic of placemaking with two prominent organizations active in this field. 

Sabato 9
14.00 - 14.30
Slot #1

Secret Pill

A secret event. An international city expert, 30 minutes to elaborate on the 1000-minute city. A surprise for the audience of Utopian Hours 2021.

Sabato 9
14.30 - 15.15
Slot #1

Hong Kong. Helping the homeless through kindness

A gesture of kindness is at the heart of ImpactHK, Jeff Rotmeyer's project for Hong Kong's homeless. The initiative offers shelter and opportunity to people in need, but first and foremost empathy - convinced of the power of an act of friendship and connection to transform people's lives.

Sabato 9
15.15 - 16.00
Slot #1

Open Collectives

New Platforms and Communities for the 1000-Minute City

Sabato 9
16.30 - 17.15
Slot #2

Beyond material reuse. How to transform cities into resourceful ecosystems

Rotterdam's Superuse Studios, the brainchild of idealist Césare Peeren, and their design philosophy: starting with the discarded materials found around, transforming them into objects and structures, enhancing the potential of a place and thus changing society. A more than circular approach?

Sabato 9
17.15 - 17.45
Slot #2

Visiting Urban Explorer #2 – Sille Pihlak

Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.

Sabato 9
17.45 - 18.30
Slot #2

Magway: changing the game of delivery services

Goods from underground. From Great Britain an idea that promises to revolutionise the goods transport system: 600 million deliveries a year in London alone, through a safe, sustainable channel, totally independent from motorway conditions.

Sabato 9
18.30 - 18.45
Slot #2

Secret Pill

A secret event. An international city expert, 15 minutes to elaborate on the 1000-minute city. A surprise for the audience of Utopian Hours 2021.

Sabato 9
19.00 - 19.45
Slot #2

Welcome to “Talsinki”: two cities, one centre

Breakfast in Tallinn and then off to work in Helsinki. The entrepreneur behind the Angry Birds game now dreams of creating a tunnel with zero-emission trains to get between the two Baltic capitals in less than half an hour. The name of the visionary project: Finest Bay Area.

Sabato 9
19.45 - 20.30
Slot #2

Life on water. Lessons from the floating school in Lagos

Kunlé Adeyemi's pile-dwelling project set an example: a model case in tackling the environmental crisis head-on, with creativity and courage. Since then, the work of the Nigerian architect, already awarded a Silver Lion in Venice, has been to tackle climate change with original, visionary ideas.

Sunday 10
14.00 - 14.30
Slot #1

Visiting Urban Explorer #3 – Justyna Król

Utopian Hours invites foreign experts and authors, renowned for their work on cities, to discover Turin for the first time. After the days spent exploring, each one shares their ideas for making the city stratospheric. An experiment within an experiment, with the aim of broadening our view of what is around us.

Sunday 10
19.45 - 20.30
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Carlo Ratti: only dense and intense cities will prevail

The magnetic force of cities isn’t under discussion. These are Carlo Ratti’s words — among the protagonists of the global debate on the use of new technologies in the urban field.

Grandi idee, città che cambiano, strade, fiumi e waterfront... per poi passare la serata insieme

Talk, incontri, prime italiane

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Cities are mental weapons

Il festival apre da dove tutto è iniziato: l’ambizione di immaginare una “Torino al suo meglio”, usando il city imaging per aiutare la città a cambiare davvero. Dopotutto, la città è “un’arma mentale” — frase di Julian Beinart, professore di Theory of City Form al MIT di Boston, da sempre fra le ispirazioni più forti del progetto.

con Luca Ballarini, fondatore di Torinostratosferica

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I nuovi Visiting Urban Explorer

Torino vista, e immaginata, attraverso gli occhi di tre esperti-flâneur da Rotterdam, Helsinki e Lisbona. Dopo tre giorni di esplorazione in solitaria, ogni ospite condividerà sul palco del festival le proprie idee e visioni per rendere stratosferica la città.

con Valerie Kuster, Timo Hämäläinen e Frederico Duarte

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La visione di Martin Barry

Torinostratosferica presenta un protagonista internazionale nella riflessione sulle città. Martin Barry ha lasciato New York per Praga, dove dirige il festival reSITE e ha messo in pratica le sue idee su rigenerazione, cultura e sviluppo con il Manifesto Market.

con Martin Barry, reSITE e CityCrew

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Cosa succede nella città delle città

New York, 2018. Il festival racconta la metropoli simbolo della città contemporanea, attraverso due newyorkesi che vivono in prima persona la sua evoluzione. Quali sfide? Quali i progetti da conoscere? Un viaggio per anticipare stili di vita e fenomeni.

con Robin Dolch, Hundred Stories e City of Tomorrow / Greg Lindsay, NewCities e URBAN-X

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Viaggio a Montréal: creatività, opere temporanee e urban design

L’incontro con Jean Beaudoin è l’occasione per scoprire la seconda città del Canada. Con il suo studio di urban design, Beaudoin si concentra spesso sugli spazi in trasformazione, con opere di lighting design e installazioni temporanee capaci di favorire il cambiamento.

con Jean Beaudoin, architetto e designer

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Trasformare la città insieme: idee da Berlino

Il festival dà spazio all’esperienza unica di Urban Catalyst Studio, gruppo attivo in tutta Germania e in Europa, che lavora sul futuro dei luoghi con una visione e un metodo originali. Come ripensare le nostre città? Come farlo in modo inclusivo?

con Dr. Cordelia Polinna e Luca Mulé, Urban Catalyst Studio

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Un’utopia torinese diventata realtà negli Stati Uniti

Torinostratosferica porta a Torino il direttore di Arcosanti, laboratorio visionario nel deserto dell’Arizona. La città-modello è opera dell’architetto torinese Paolo Soleri, convinto in un nuovo ideale di società in cui architettura e ambiente si fondono. Un incontro imperdibile per chi vuole conoscere come si vive in un’utopia reale.

con Jeff Stein, Cosanti Foundation

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Helsinki. Quando pubblico e privato si incontrano

Raoul Grünstein è l’imprenditore urbano alla guida di Allas Sea Pool, nuova oasi con piscine galleggianti sul waterfront di Helsinki. Il suo talento è realizzare progetti di city making innovativi, unendo interesse pubblico e risorse private.

con Raoul Grünstein, Töölö Urban e Allas Sea Pool

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Il guru che porta in tv le città “a misura di vita”

Cosmopolita, esperto anticonformista, Mikael Colville-Andersen oggi è fra le voci più influenti quando si parla di qualità urbana. La sua missione è “copenaghenizzare” il mondo esportando la cultura della bici. È il volto mai banale della serie tv The Life-Sized City, in cui ci guida nel futuro delle città.

con Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagenize Design

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Cosa imparare dal fiume di Oslo

Il paesaggio lungo l’Akerselva, dove nuovi quartieri sostenibili hanno preso il posto delle industrie, racconta una nuova Oslo da cui farci ispirare. Torinostratosferica incontra un protagonista di questa storia di successo.

con Sverre Landmark, Aspelin Ramm

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Buone idee da torinesi brillanti

Cosa farebbero alcuni torinesi se potessero realizzare i loro sogni e creare una Torino davvero stratosferica? Una serie di mini-talk da 10 minuti ognuno, per raccontare la propria visione e innescare la discussione.

con Enzo Biffi Gentili, MIAAO / Adriano Marconetto, imprenditore / Erika Mattarella, Bagni Pubblici di via Agliè / Matteo Robiglio, FULL / Paolo Ruffini, Decisio

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11 storie di “eccezionalità” torinese

Ci sono momenti, episodi, luoghi che dimostrano una qualità distintiva di Torino: il fatto che qui siano possibili cose eccezionali. Molti li abbiamo dimenticati. Grande conoscitore di Torino e narratore delle sue vicende, Maurizio Cilli racconta 11 storie da riscoprire più una, in un viaggio lungo tre secoli in questa straordinarietà.

con Maurizio Cilli, architetto e artista

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Cosa fa il Chief Storyteller di una città

Dà voce alle comunità locali. Va oltre gli stereotipi. E costruisce una nuova narrazione per la città. Aaron Foley è il primo Chief Storyteller di una città in America, e forse nel mondo: arriva per la prima volta in Europa con il suo team, per raccontare il proprio lavoro e mostrarci una selezione delle loro produzioni video.

con Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller di Detroit, e il team di The Neighborhoods

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Parigi accelera

Faire è il primo acceleratore per progetti di architettura e design urbano. Raccoglie idee innovative che promettono un impatto reale e aiuta a trasformarle in azioni o oggetti concreti. Quali i progetti più originali da scoprire?

con Jean-Sébastien Lebreton, curatore

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Utopian Happy Hours

Cocktail e musica fino alle 22.30. In programma venerdì e sabato sera dopo l’ultimo talk della sera.

Cosa faresti se domani potessi trasformare la città?

Le idee dei “torinesi”

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La sede: benvenuti al Q 35

Un sorprendente spazio recuperato in via Quittengo 35, nel nuovo distretto creativo di Torino.

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