Here are some short stories that give hints about the content of the exhibition:
- London, 1894… we have a great manure crisis on our hands! Horse manure is piling up on the streets, but how will we ever survive without our horse-drawn carts?
- Amsterdam, 1975… An eclectic assemblage of squatters and conservationists are rising up violently against plans to replace outdated buildings in the city-centre of Amsterdam with a highway and subway line. These projects would turn Amsterdam into a pristine metropolis, so what are these protestors thinking?!
- Utrecht, 2022… the Green Left party won the elections by a landslide, and the party subsequently banned private cars – an outmoded and polluting concept which humanity should distance itself from – from the city centre, while making all public transport free! This is a great victory for the country to meet its climate obligations, but why in the world did we only wait until now?!
- The world, 2036… CHAOS in Utrecht, as the city government’s overly-optimistic policies led to serious under-supply and complaints from citizens whose daily commute turned into a fight for survival. The banning of private ownership of cars might be the worst mistake we have ever made, and the counter-movement is growing.
Green Office Utrecht (GOU) is Utrecht University’s central sustainability hub where fresh minds and hands come together to support Utrecht University’s sustainable development. Green Office Utrecht makes the university’s policy tangible in the everyday reality of its students and staff members by informing them, involving them and empowering them to act. Green Office Utrecht is active on four themes: Food, Biodiversity, Mobility and Circularity.