348 pages
Softcover, 16.5 x 23
ISBN: 9788867495870
€ 27 / $ 30

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our publication Driving the Human: Seven Prototypes for Eco-social Renewal, which marks the end of the three year initiative. Driving the Human is a catalyst for experimentation, shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. This publication documents all milestones of the three-year project, contextualizing and expanding its discourse through expert voices and emerging creative visions. 

At its heart are seven prototypes for eco-social renewal, each proposing new ways to engage with one another and with what surrounds us, at the surface of the planet and beyond. They explore ways in which AI could mitigate climate change; immerse us in new forms of community through ancestral agricultural knowledge; employ fiction as a tool for new modes of multispecies conviviality; or create embodied connections to understand human impact in endangered territories. 

With contributions from Kim Albrecht, Brigitte Baptiste, Jan Boelen, Corine Pelluchon, Peter Weibel, among many others, this publication offers an in-depth look at our current moment of transformation and advances new proposals for planetary coexistence.





To celebrate the book launch and the project’s last steps, we embarked on a small book tour throughout several European cities. From Lisbon to Milan, and from Venice to Berlin, the events included lively debates reflecting on the three year process of Driving the Human, inviting partners, experts and project authors to think with us, sharing some insights about what comes next.

The tour kicked off in April 2023, following the itinerary listed below:

April 18, MILAN
Book presentation at “The Beauty of Publishing” talk hosted by form magazine editors-in-chief, Anton Rahlwes & Nina Sieverding at DOPO? space.

April 30, LISBON
Book presentation at Takeover Fest – Blueprints for Agency at Sinel de Cordes Palace in Lisbon. The event was hosted by Lisbon Architecture Triennale together with Forecast as members of LINA platform

May 10, BERLIN
Book launch, debates and workshops at Matters of Activity. Image Space Material at the Humboldt University, Berlin

May 18, PORTO
Book launch at the Portuguese Centre of Photography in the context of the Bienal de Fotografia do Porto, which featured installations by Virtual Sanctuary for Fertilizing Mourning and Backpack of Wings 

May 20, VENICE
Book launch at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 with Maxxi Museum and LINA

Book launch at ZKM, in the context of the installations by Human Bacteria Interfaces and Monsters and Ghosts of the Far North, presented alongside the exhibition Renaissance 3.0