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The festival guests — 2023

Professor, Founder & Scientist
Boston (USA)

Deputy Mayor for European Funds, Ecological Transition and International Relations
Bologna (Italy)

Chief Executive Officer of URB
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Director of Urban Foxes
Brussels (Belgium)

Editor of Monocle
London (UK)

Co-founder of UNStudio
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Project Manager Reinventing Cities, C40
London (UK)

Mayor of Verona
Verona (Italy)

Senior Editor, Bloomberg CityLab
Baltimore (USA)

Activist / The War on Cars
New York (USA)

Chief Heat Officer of Freetown
Freetown (Sierra Leone)

Managing Director Community & Partnerships di The Social Hub
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Theatre and radio Director and Author
Turin (Italy)

Mayor of Bergamo
Bergamo (Italia)

Partner BIG Landscape
Copenaghen (Denmark)

Director of Urban Planning and Design, C40
Paris (France)

Founder of Urban AI
Paris (France)

Executive Editor / The Architect's Newspaper
New York (USA)

Third-place development consultant and urban planner at Sinny&Ooko
Paris (France)

Former Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Architecture, Greater Paris Projects, Economic Development and Attractivenes
Paris (France)

Co-Founder/Chief Emotional Officer at Holzmarkt
Berlin (Germany)

Initiator of Schoonschip
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Board Member & Chief Marketing Officer, Borio Mangiarotti
Milan (Italy)

Landscape architect and Partner of OKRA
Utrecht (Netherlands)

Head of Progetti Immobiliari Speciali, FS Sistemi Urbani
Rome (Italy)

Professor and author of “Designing Disorder”
London (UK)

President of Friends of The Underline
Miami (USA)

Partner of Floating Farm
Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Urban strategist and author of "Meanwhile City"
Bratislava (Slovakia)

Direttore Officina per la Rigenerazione dell'Immobile Pubblico
Rome (Italy)

Director at Placemaking Europe
Valencia (Spain)

Scientific Collaborator, Davos Alliance Baukultur
Bern (Switzerland)

Founder of Are You?
London (UK)

Co-founder / Cities4Forests
Montreal (Canada)

Director of 11th Street Bridge Park
Washington DC (USA)

Executive Editor, Fondazione Cariplo
Milan (Italy)

Project Director — MIND Milano Innovation District for Lendlease
Milan (Italy)

Director of STIPO Greece, Board Member for Placemaking Europe
Athens (Greece)

Co-Founder of OPENACT
Istanbul (Turkey)
The first city making festival in Italy

For all city lovers

Utopian Hours is an international festival of city making and urban innovation: the ideas, projects and places that are changing the way we design and live cities.

For three days the festival gives voice to the activators 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.

In 2023 Utopian Hours launches a manifesto for a new city making that introduces new concepts and invites guests and audience to suggest keywords for a new way of conceiving human evolution.

Read the 7th edition’s manifesto.

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We are back at Centrale Lavazza!

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

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