Utopian Cities: From Current Solutions to Future Realities

Explore urban futures with innovative Swiss projects driving sustainable and digital city transformation selected for our Anniversary Programming 'Metropolis'.

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Celebrate our 20th anniversary with us with an engaging and thought-provoking discussion with a philosopher, an architect and urban designers, imagining the cities we want to live in.

Dive into a journey where the future of cities and big ideas come together for one of our events during Metropolis, our 20th anniversary programing this Fall. This mix of new ideas and deep thinking will include four Swiss projects, showing off new technologies and initiatives aimed at shaping the cities of tomorrow.

Join the conversations between urban designers and a political philosopher, as well as an architect, who will break down the main ideas of each project to imagine both utopian and dystopian futures, highlighting the tough choices we might face. Explore different ideas of perfect cities, think about different tech and values, and picture the cities we want to see in the future, mixing what we have now with what might come next.

More than just a showcase, the evening fosters a dialogue contrasting present-day societal values with those of a forward-thinking tech city. Detailed narratives of each project will unfold different city visions, emphasizing challenges in shifting values.

Prior to this event we are opening the Pier for an Open House at 4:15pm with a guided tour of our exhibition. Register here to attend the guided tour of the exhibition.


  • 5:30pm – Doors open
  • 6:00pm – Welcome remarks and introductions
  • 6:10pm – Nomoko and Blue City Project Pitches
  • 6:15pm – First Utopia discussion
  • 6:40pm – Vuna Nexus pitch
  • 6:45pm – Second Utopia discussion
  • 7:10pm – Conclusion
  • 7:15pm – Networking reception
  • 8:30pm – Doors close

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