Revisiting the Festival: Day 1
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The three days of exchange and connection in Berlin could be followed along an accompanying livestream. The broadcast of day 1 is now available to be revisited here and on our Vimeo channel. 

Revisiting the Festival: Day 2
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The second day of our festival explored new approaches to AI and computation. Additionally, new ways of thinking about value and economy took over the stage. The broadcast of day 2 can be revisited here and on our Vimeo channel. 

Revisiting the Festival: Day 3
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The third day of the Driving the Human Festival took us from Bacteria to Ecosystems, and focused on Planetary Movements. Revisit the broadcast of the last day of the festival in our journal and on our Vimeo channel. 

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From October 15–17, 2021, Driving the Human: 21 Visions for Eco-social Renewal brought together innovative proposals under one roof, for three days of exchange and connection. 

„This ALI prototype will introduce challenging new approaches to designing living intelligence through biodesign“
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Developed by Anne-Sofie Belling, Bea Delgado Corrales, Romy Kaiser and Paula Nerlich, Human-Bacteria Interfaces introduces the novel concept of human-bacteria interfaces within the context of the built environment. 

„These notions of cohabitation could make us change the way we live, becoming more collaborative and less competitive“
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Clara Acioli gives us an overview of RUM_A: Multispecies Urban Refuge in Cluster, a project about the importance of consciously and dialogically coexisting with other living beings as a strategy for survival and reversal of the anthropocene. 

„Perhaps this project is about stopping for a moment and taking a look at the narratives we live under“
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Planetary Personhood is an interplanetary campaign pursuing radical space decolonization. Project initiators Nonhuman Nonsense—Leo Fidjeland and Linnea Våglund—talk with us about the project’s development.

„A critical lens through family is fundamental to collectively shape future imaginaries of cohabitation and interdependency“
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Jingru (Cyan) Cheng & Chen Zhan share an overview of the process of Ripple, Ripple, Rippling, a project about the situated knowledge in the survival tactics of marginalized groups rooted in precarity; that is, how to settle in liminality, inhabit thresholds, and enact interdependency. 

„Everything is entangled, there is no ontological difference between the world of the human and the non-human“
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Habitat Theatre is the epicentre for Anthropos Ex — a long-term project in search for a theatre of the anthropocene. We spoke with Initiative for Applied Melancholy about the expectations and goals of the project. 

„Many of the verticalities rooted in our modern binary understandings are still embedded in our dominant systems and everyday life“
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Juan Pablo García Sossa expands on The Tropical Turn—Maneuvers for a Planetary Embodiment, a thought experiment and research project that explores other modes of coexistence between all forms of life on the planet from a Tropikós perspective.

„Seismic disaster myths reflect our past thoughts about the power of nature and non-human agencies“
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We talk to Hyeseon Jeong, who with The Backpack of Wings: Modern Mythology project explores speculative future scenarios of collisions and integrations between a bio-geo tracking technology for wild animals in scientific fields, and an animism in seismic disaster myth in East Asia. 

„We want to build a system that puts care-based labor at the core of an entangled more-than-human biosphere“
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How can we leverage the power of science, technology and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach to help give coastal wetlands and their microbial worlds a warming, collective voice? We talk to Sonia Mehra Chawla and Miriam Walsh for more insights on The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures.

„The knowledge of Amazonian people offers alternatives to the civilizational crisis we live in“
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Eliana Otta offers more details about her concept Virtual Sanctuary for Fertilizing Mourning, a virtual space to commemorate the deaths of Indigenous leaders assassinated in Peru.

„We hope to imagine collective futures in the dynamic landscapes of the Arctic“
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Andra Pop-Jurj and Lena Geerts Danau share more details about their project, Monsters and Ghosts of the Far North, which departs from the spatial manifestations of the social, economic, and geopolitical conflicts in the Arctic region caused by environmental degradation.

„The maturity of my projects has depended on how I incorporate or merge with other disciplines”
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Akwasi Bediako Afrane discusses TRONS ‘R’ US, a project that investigates the relationship between humans, technology and our environment.

„This could be a model of conservation for different parts of the world“
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Eylül Şenses gives us a closer look into the research project Indigenous Language of Taşlica: A Case of Interspecies Communication.

„By sharing traditional ecological knowledge using different media, many people can learn“
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Taking a deeper look at Sedekah Benih, a collaborative project between artist Vincent Rumahloine and environmental activist Mang Dian.

„What if artificial intelligence becomes conscious, autonomous beings?“
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Computer programmer, technologist, and artist Iris Qu 曲晓宇 discusses her project Do AIs Dream of Climate Chaos.