The human, cultural and artistic heritage of Italian cities is invaluable – and, too often, sleepy. How to reawaken its attractiveness for investors and tourists? City marketing can really make a difference.
What do we mean when we talk about temporary reuse? A dialogue among city officials in the second panel of Utopian Hours’ italian afternoon
How has the ‘smart city’ concept evolved? The fourth panel of the Italian Friday Utopian Hours
Cities to be governed without powers, funds, certainties: mayors reflect on the ‘chaos’ of local government. A dialogue to rewrite the future of urban microcosms.
First on Mayor Bloomberg’s team, then with Bloomberg Associates, Amanda Burden is a key figure in 20 years of transformation in New York, from the High Line to the East River. An unmissable talk.
As we are living in an age of climate crisis, environmental urgencies are felt on a day to day basis. From this starting point Brussels-based architectural collective 51N4E presents a workshop designed for Turin.
Fantastic projects, radical visions, rarities. Bombay Imagined pulls from the archives the projects that were never realised for what is now the world’s densest megalopolis. An imaginary atlas, with the fascination that only old utopias can have, to demonstrate all the power of city imaging.
Look around, it’s all created by men. Urban ethnographer, ‘professional people-watcher’, academic, Johnston-Zimmerman is committed to the power of women in city-making in the US and Europe – so much so that she made the BBC’s 100 Women List.
Alizé Carrère is the first Visiting Urban Explorer of 2022. Filmmaker, already travelling for National Geographic, she will inaugurate our urban exploration format. What are your ideas for the city?
In collaboration with OGR Tech, a panel to understand what it means to do urban innovation, with a look at the galaxy of start-ups made in Turin.
In 2013, a new brewery was born in the heart of Brussels thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Today, the Brussels Beer Project participates in the transformation of the Belgian capital.
Exploring the city is Khensani de Klerk, a South African designer. With her group on intersectionality and architecture, she strives for safer and more inclusive cities. A contemporary perspective.
More certified wood in the city. More power to the communities that care for the forests. The Cities4Forests model combines two opposite ecosystems to support both.
So tropical iroko arrives on your park benches. A platform that already unites more than 70 cities, including Turin.
Performative landscapes. Metropolitan hybrids. Transformative density. For the Belgian group, the renewal of urban design invests everything, starting with language. An emerging name to keep in mind.
A new urban guru at the festival, to put an end to the issue with a P: city and pandemic. From the days of Athens to today, viruses demand strong reactions. Once again, for the author of Triumph of the City, the answer can only come from urban change.
The South Bronx urban strategist’s latest book is a hymn to participation. The invitation is clear: to live a better neighbourhood, you don’t need to move – you need to be proactive. The very personal account of a key figure in the USA urban scene.
For cities and forests to survive the epochal climate, social, and economic change of today, the communities of both ecosystems must take action and help each other. The Cities4Forests workshop is an opportunity to imagine and design new ways of interventions, campaigns, and cultural programming.
Da Rotterdam alla scoperta di Torino. Le idee di uno dei fondatori di Humankind, squadra eclettica di studi urbani, tra teorici della transizione, imprenditori sociali, creativi e psicoanalisti.
Scarmagno, Electric Mobility Capital. Italvolt’s plan is to build the largest car battery factory here by 2024. Word to the company investing 30 minutes from Turin.
Autos Verboten. Thousands of signatures to ban cars from the city and an official referendum on the cards ー a revolution that would reach far further than Berlin. It is the Berlin Autofrei campaign, told by one of its prime activists.
Open, democratic, inclusive but above all green spaces. Urban parks -and the pandemic has made this clear- are today a great resource for greater liveability in the city. But how exactly does an urban park work?
For the first time, Utopian Hours invites a guest city on the programme to broaden the debate on city making in Italy.
Two decades of creativity and activism in the “city of the permanent temporary.” Zones Urbaines Sensibles chronicles a lifetime of placemaking. The emblem of their philosophy is the Luchtsingel, the yellow bridge symbolizing a Rotterdam in constant redefinition. They arrive in Turin with a new project.
Visionary architect-director, for the BBC he is ‘the man who is designing our future’. His think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today anticipates the impact of technology. His films bring the great socio-environmental issues to life. Example: one city for the whole of humanity? He created it.
Mulyani is the pioneer of marschitecture. In the Californian desert, her Mars City Design creates city prototypes for extreme environments, with a view to Silicon Valley’s space ventures. The mission is the first self-sufficient centre on Mars. Homes from another world.
The non-profit association Torino Stratosferica informs its public that, due to the ongoing health emergency, the Utopian Hours festival program may undergo changes beyond its will. Some in-person talks could switch to live streaming mode, if international travel restrictions increase. To avoid queues and gatherings, tickets cannot be purchased on site. The ticket is personal and gives the right to access the venue only in the slot or on the day indicated on the ticket, so please make sure to carefully select the talks of interest. By purchasing any type of ticket, it will also be possible to view all the exhibitions at Centrale Lavazza (within the times displayed on the relevant ticket)
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