Luca Ballarini

Founder, Torino Stratosferica and Director, Utopian Hours

Luca Ballarini runs Torino Stratosferica, an innovative project of city imaging, that brings forward visually based narratives and powerful imagery to highlight the potential of the city and leverage its positioning.
Torino Stratosferica organizes the international city-making festival Utopian Hours (to be held in Turin, Italy on 23-25 October 2020).
Trained in architecture, Luca Ballarini (1974) started his career as self-taught graphic designer, then publisher of the first Italian style magazine, Label (1997-2007).
In 1998 he founded Bellissimo, a leading branding & communication design studio. As creative director of Bellissimo, Luca has worked with brands such as Absolut, Adidas, Airbnb, Bombay Sapphire, Lavazza, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and many progressive cultural institutions.
Recently he has launched Urban Creative City-break, a unique format that brings 20 participants to the most dynamic cities to meet ten leading entrepreneurs of the creative industry and seize recent urban changes through their works and words.