Utopian Hours is coming back for its fifth edition on October 8 through 10. Put on by city-imagining project Torino Stratosferica, it has been around since 2017 and is Italy’s only international city-making festival. Hosted at the Lavazza events space Centrale, a former power plant in Torino, this year’s edition moves on from the preoccupation of the pandemic, which was the key theme of the 2020 festival, and will focus instead on positive visions for the future of cities.
Titled The 1,000-Minute City—a play on the New Urbanist notion of the 15-minute city (where residents can reach all their necessities within a 15-minute walk or bike ride)—the festival will
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