From November 25-27, 2022, Driving the Human proposes a three-day festival marking the culmination of three years of collaboration, research and experimentation connecting disciplines between sciences and the arts.
Hosted by Forecast at silent green in Berlin, the festival features at its heart seven tangible prototypes that respond to our current planetary moment, enabling new ways of envisioning and inhabiting the world.
The Seven Prototypes for Eco-social Renewal propose new ways to engage with each other and with what surrounds us, at the surface of the planet and beyond. They explore ways in which AI could mitigate instead of accelerating climate change; immerse us in new forms of making community through vernacular agricultural knowledge; employ fiction as an imagination tool for new forms of multispecies conviviality; or create embodied connections as a tool to understand and change human impact in endangered territories. Together, these seven prototypes reinforce perspectives in which collaboration and interdependency become essential, determining factors for life and survival on our planet.
To explore the many dimensions of these powerful ideas, the festival brings together a variety of formats and guests. Over the course of three days, visitors can meet and exchange ideas with the authors of the seven prototypes, through an experience of installations, conversations, workshops, performances and other experimental formats. A cohort of invited international experts, from philosophers to biologists, will propose in-depth explorations of the narratives and approaches brought together on this occasion. A concert evening will allow visitors to experience the polymorphous sounds of Marina Herlop and Low Khey. Lastly, three projects associated to the LINA platform will present their research. Read more about our program here.
Participants include: Akwasi Bediako Afrane, Anne-Sofie Belling, Tatiana Bilbao, Daniel Cremer, Bea Delgado Corrales, Lena Geerts Danau, Sarah Donderer, Sandra Fendl, Mang Dian, Washington Fajardo, Marina Herlop, Julia Ihls, Hyeseon Jeong, Susanne Kadner, Romy Kaiser, Low Khey, Koyo Kouoh, Freo Majer, Vera Meyer, Hemal Naik, Paula Nerlich, Eliana Otta, Corine Pelluchon, Suzanne Pierre, Andra Pop-Jurj, Xiaoyu (Iris) Qu (曲晓宇), Anton Rahlwes, Margit Rosen, Vincent Rumahloine, Vera Sacchetti, Martina Schraudner, Yuri Tuma, Seongmin Yuk, among others. Read more about our participants here.
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