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Elizaveta Dorrer, Dmitry Alferov, Arthur Röing Baer, Christian Lavista

SHIFT

http://www.unionshift.com

Kluckstr. 25, Berlin, Germany
We are a group of multidisciplinary/multi nationality of designers, computer programers and architects. We met in Moscow under the umbrella of The New Normal program at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.

Shift


The Union as Platform

Shift


The Union as Platform
The project directly takes on two of the thorniest issues: how can automation defend decentralized control of production and distribution and how can we ensure a soft landing for those most directly affected by labor displacement?
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  • Systemic changes

SHIFT engages with the stages of automation of the trucking industry, working with the sociopolitical, physical/spatial particulars of logistics. We rethink the role of the truckers union, and engage with it structurally to facilitate its transformation along with the introduction of network effects and consolidation of data collection.

Logistics, as the backbone of our global economic system, is at the forefront of automation. The biggest ports are almost fully automated. This logic of port automation is being pushed inland to next logical step of the supply chain, trucks.

In these times of uncertainties SHIFT seeks to use innovation/technological development as way to change and achieve economically distributed automation. Inherent in the technology of Ai are characteristics of distribution, that allow them to be co-opted in the good of a majority. The urgency to change narratives of Ai is key, it will only create unwanted consequences, if that is what we seek.



Shift


The Union as Platform

Shift


The Union as Platform
The project directly takes on two of the thorniest issues: how can automation defend decentralized control of production and distribution and how can we ensure a soft landing for those most directly affected by labor displacement?
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

SHIFT engages with the stages of automation of the trucking industry, working with the sociopolitical, physical/spatial particulars of logistics. We rethink the role of the truckers union, and engage with it structurally to facilitate its transformation along with the introduction of network effects and consolidation of data collection.

Logistics, as the backbone of our global economic system, is at the forefront of automation. The biggest ports are almost fully automated. This logic of port automation is being pushed inland to next logical step of the supply chain, trucks.

In these times of uncertainties SHIFT seeks to use innovation/technological development as way to change and achieve economically distributed automation. Inherent in the technology of Ai are characteristics of distribution, that allow them to be co-opted in the good of a majority. The urgency to change narratives of Ai is key, it will only create unwanted consequences, if that is what we seek.




Idea by

Elizaveta Dorrer, Dmitry Alferov, Arthur Röing Baer, Christian Lavista
SHIFT
Kluckstr. 25
Berlin
Germany
We are a group of multidisciplinary/multi nationality of designers, computer programers and architects. We met in Moscow under the umbrella of The New Normal program at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.