A Festival of Creative Urban Living

26 September – 13 October 2019
Utopia Station
with Teleinternetcafe

10.30am–6pm
Open daily throughout the Festival.


FREE

Suitable for all ages.

Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Please note, that in order to fully enjoy the Utopia Station experience, please allow for 45mins from start to finish.


Model of Utopia Station, raumlaborberlin


At the heart of the Festival campus sits Utopia Station – a triumphant, colourful tower, with far-reaching views across MK. Inside this remarkable structure, Teleinternetcafe – a team of architects, urban planners and critical thinkers have developed a quasi-scientific, speculative experience, where a participatory, playful process draws out utopian visions and thinking from all of us.
Beginning with a welcoming ceremony in the Idea Kitchen, members of the Utopia Station team (UST) offer visitors tea and a gentle introduction to an ‘idea protocol’ for future thinking. Moving up to the next level within the tower, a Casino of chance, incorporating a bespoke city-making wheel of fortune, extracts ideas and processes, which then move up the tower once again to the Translation Chamber. Here ideas go through a production stage, transformed into drawings or models by the UST.

Finally, via a bespoke mechanism, everything moves down to the Discourse Hall, where an exhibition curated into three separate strands; Utopia Projection; Utopia Cloud and Utopia Exhibition captures the results of this intuitive, playful and unusual process.


Access If you would like to visit Utopia Station and have any access concerns, please contact culture@milton-keynes.gov.uk who will ensure that the full Utopia Station experience to available to all those who wish to take part.

Address

Utopia Station
Festival campus
Midsummer Boulevard
MK9 3NB







Andreas Krauth and Urs Kumberger from Teleinternetcafe are coming to MK!
Teleinternetcafe follows a multiperspectival approach and the principle of shared authorship both in practice and academia. The work operates at the interface of architecture and urban planning. It is characterized by process-oriented cooperative development strategies and an experimental approach to building and landscape typologies. An intensive engagement with the place and its situational qualities provides the starting point for the search for new and open forms of the city.
Mark

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A Festival of
Creative Urban
Living 2019


26 September
– 13 October

Illustration by Lukas Hamilcaro
Design by Studio Chehade  

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