The challenges facing cities around the globe are complex and multidisciplinary by nature. Attempting to solve them in conventional linear ways is insufficient for addressing these manifold human-environment relationships that are at the heart of these challenges. Alternative approaches are necessary.
We are aligning with the urban living labs idea; in this virtual session focusing on future inclusive living and the meaning of mobility and movability.
We are aiming to invite you to think outside the box and crowdsource speculative design ideas for services as well as products or infrastructure.
For example, moovel lab, a subsidiary of Daimler-Benz, designed self-transport using a one-man capsule. Other speculative services and products that make a name for themselves include a truck that sows clouds (a response to climatic changes in the atmosphere) or a personal augmentation spa as a therapy center for the exhausted individualist – not without irony. The Tellart design collective brings self-driving cars with emotional intelligence or a coffee machine that encourages contact among strangers into play. In a virtual world, although miles away, we can lay down near each other via telematic as in the artwork of Paul Sermon “Telematic Dreaming”. Astral-projections, holograms, tele-transportations can also be part of a virtual or of an augmented world and change the perception of the distance, travel and mobility.We may imagine the re-use of infrastructure which was formerly dedicated to cars, such as petrol stations, parking lots....
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