From November 25–27, 2022, Driving the Human mounts a three-day festival that marks the culmination of three years of transdisciplinary collaboration, research, and experimentation connecting the sciences and the arts.
Hosted by Forecast at silent green in Berlin, the festival centers on 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 for us to engage with each other and with our surroundings, on the surface of the planet and beyond. They explore ways in which AI could mitigate instead of accelerating climate change; immerse us in conceiving new forms of community through ancestral agricultural knowledge; employ fiction as an imaginative instrument for nurturing multispecies conviviality; or create embodied connections as a tool for understanding and changing the human impact on threatened territories. Together, the seven prototypes reinforce perspectives in which collaboration and interdependency become essential, determinative factors for life and survival on our planet.