Driving the Human: Seven Prototypes for Eco-social Renewal
From November 25–27, 2022, Driving the Human realized a three-day festival marking the culmination of three years of collaboration, research and experimentation, connecting disciplines between sciences and the arts. Driving the Human presented the seven prototypes that were developed over the course of 2022. The festival was hosted by Forecast and welcomed more than 2000 visitors during the three days, engaging in the diverse program of talks, workshops, tours, performances, and a concert evening.
LINA fellows participation
The LINA Fellows, Tevi Allan Mensah, Jonathan Steiger and team Willie Vogel with her studio Inscape, invited by Forecast/Driving the Human will learn about novel ways of transdisciplinary and transcultural collaboration. They will discuss and jointly develop practices of a truly tangible knowledge production that involves indigenous knowledge (such as from communities in Peru and Indonesia), speculative scenarios drawn by AI, and combinations of microbiology, ecology, design research, video art, and architecture.
During the collaboration with Forecast/Driving the Human, the LINA Fellows will meet and experience collaboration on eye-level with international experts such as biologist and environmental activist Brigitte Baptiste (Bogotá/Colombia), architect Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City/Mexico), architect, urban planner, and political adviser Washington Fajardo (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil), curator Kabelo Malatsie (Bern/Switzerland), philosopher Corine Pelluchon (France/Paris), soil microbial ecologist Suzanne Pierre (San Francisco/USA), and artist Yuri Tuma (Miami/Florida, Madrid/Spain); and of course, the many creatives participating in the overall research of Driving the Human.
The Fellows will facilitate workshops, media-supported research on the ecological environment and eco-social preconditions of the urban context of the festival venue; they will be involved in transdisciplinary conversations and performative forms of knowledge exchange, individually related to their own practice. With workshops and conversations with other LINA fellows, scientific and curatorial experts, artists, and a broader international audience in Berlin, we aim to broaden the range of Fellows’ experiences and empower them for further research and work.