Event details

THE NEXT URBAN REVOLUTION - How to resolve the urban vs. rural challenge?

For this year’s Brain Bar Budapest BIOPOLUS Institute and Kitchen Budapest join forces to bring you an interactive, speculative lab to open discussions about our collective possible futures - based on our present unsustainable practices - to see what kind of future city people want or do not want.

We are living in times of transition, when every one of us is affected by the economic and environmental crisis. We experience first hand that our climate is changing, together with the economy and cultures. The challenge for the next few decades is understanding, evaluating and re-envisioning the systems by which cities operate in order to have the chance to create a sustainable future.

The workshop does not mean to provide solutions for such complex and ambiguous problems. But it does intend to address to some of them, to the issues that even we notice and experience already in our daily life by introducing a new way of thinking about the future of our cities.

Outline of the Lab:
18:30 - Keynote by Istvan Kenyeres, founder of BIOPOLUS Institute
19:00 - Workshop in smaller groups
20:00 - Interactive discussion based on the group work’s outcomes

Outcome of the Lab: 
A Living City map, designed by group collaboration, to be shared after the workshop with the participants.