The Post-Fossil City Contest

The festival's first evening featured a public event at Kytopia during which the finalists of the Post-Fossil City Contest were announced.

In contrast to the academic nature of the day-programme, the evening sought a more artistic approach towards imagining the future.

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. 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. Under hosting of Peter Pelzer the ten finalists then presented their ideas. Peter Steijn, theme Director of Healthy Urban Living for the Municipality of Utrecht was interviewed during a short Q&A.