RE-ENGINEERING HUMANITY — DISCOVER SEVEN PROTOTYPES FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD AT DRIVING THE HUMAN FESTIVAL
Three years, 21 concepts, seven prototypes, countless partners, collaborations, experiments, AI systems, problems and solutions. All this will come together next weekend (25–27.11.2022) at silent green, which has become one of the most exciting places for art, culture and research in recent years. The occasion this time is Driving the Human, a festival that celebrates seven proposals for eco-social renewal that respond to complex social scenarios. The proposals were created over the past three years as part of the project of the same name. Based on AI, they offer new ways for people to interact with one other and the environment and respond to complex contemporary issues: the social impacts of global warming, the implications of collective decision-making and how we trade things and values in the modern world. Presented by Forecast, an international mentor program, the program is as experimental as it is fun and comprises readings, talks and workshops. Besides this, you can relax in the lounge at the Driving the Human Center, unwind at the bar, print world-questioning slogans on buttons and get your jute bags freshened up at the screen-printing station. Time to redesign the world – at least a little bit.
Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Camille Blake