Driving the Human: Seven prototypes for eco-social renewal
From 2020 to 2023, the scientific and artistic collaboration Driving the Human becomes a catalyst for experimentation, shaping sustainable, and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.
From 2020 to 2023, the scientific and artistic collaboration Driving the Human becomes a catalyst for experimentation, shaping sustainable, and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Jointly led by four partner institutions – acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering; the mentorship platform Forecast; the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe – Driving the Human will produce seven tangible prototypes responding to complex contemporary scenarios, relying on an expanded expert and knowledge network.
The community of participants, experts, and the larger audience that Driving the Human brings together will explore diverse phenomena such as the social impact of global warming, energy cycles and technology-driven disruptions, the impact of collective decision making, and contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects. The results of these explorations will be shared and communicated over the project’s three-year duration and will deploy strategies for action in the form of physical experiences, with a strong individual and collective impact. Ultimately, they will create tools that enable new ways of envisioning and inhabiting the world.
As part of the Future Architecture Platform, Driving the Human will invite selected fellows to participate in the exchanges of ideas and knowledge as part of the initiative’s public events and presentations. The next public presentation of the project will take place in October 2021 in Berlin, with the participation of the following FAP fellows:
Gilly Karjevsky, Rosario Talevi
Pablo Castillo Luna, Luis Bautista Harris, Ernesto Ibáñez Galindo, Héctor Suárez González
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Julia Udall, Alex De Little, Jon Orlek, Joe Gilmore and Richard Cook
Enter ROOM 25
Enter ROOM Climate Care
Enter ROOM Dance is politics
Sonic Acts of Noticing
Sonic Acts of Noticing deploys listening as critical spatial practice that can alter subjectivities and remake space in ways that emphasise care, ecological relations and emancipatory learning.
Dance is politics
The project reclaims the appropriation of the public space through 'the party' and dancing as a social catalyzer during -and after- the pandemic, establishing a new paradigm in which technology, environment, and social encounter merge in a single reproducible architectural strategy.