With more than half of the human population now living in cities, the world is increasingly shaped by urban needs. Needs that become challenges, as ever more people, goods, and data circulate within sprawling metropolitan grids. Over the past two years, FvF and MINI Germany’s joint initiative The Sooner Now has addressed these challenges in a series of forward-thinking conversations with creatives of all stripes. This October, the event returns to the FvF Friends Space in Berlin for an international anniversary edition that will strive to advance and dissect our collective ideas on urban utopias then and now. Together with MINI Germany and an eclectic cast of innovators—architects, designers, technologists, journalists, policy makers—we survey urban visions in a day-long program of dialogue, experiment, and play.


Host: Rabea Schif

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