The Post-Fossil City Contest

The evening of the first day of the Festival featured a public event hosted by the Urban Futures Studio at Kytopia where the finalists of the Post-Fossil City Contest were announced.

Within the context of Imagining Urban Futures, the evening offered another medium, method and discipline for imagining the future; a more artistic approach, in contrast to the academic nature of the conference programme during the day.

The event was an important intermediate moment in the Urban Future Studio’s Post-Fossil City Contest; a competition that invited the global creative community to submit innovative and inspiring ideas and visions for the city that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels. The Urban Futures Studio asked creative thinkers and makers to take the problems of our current cities as a starting point, in order to imagine the everyday texture of the post-fossil city. In Kytopia the 10 finalists were announced, who each received €1000 to further develop their ideas leading up to final exhibition.

Head of the Jury, Maarten Hajer opened the evening reporting back the jury considerations, with Peter Pelzer hosting the evening, which included presentations of the ten finalists and a Q&A with Peter Steijn, theme Director of Healthy Urban Living for the Municipality of Utrecht. 

The final works will be displayed at the Post-Fossil City Exhibition in Utrecht's Stadskantoor, opening on June 15th, 2017.

On June 22nd the winner of the Post-Fossil City Contest will be announced.