»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.
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.
- Freo Majer (Artistic director)
Head of Projects and Team
Driving the Human
Communication and Press
German Press Relations
Driving the Human Visual Identity and Website
silent green Artistic Director
Bettina Ellerkamp and Jörg Heitmann
Seven Prototypes for Eco-social Renewal
Akwasi Bediako Afrane, Anne-Sofie Belling, Bea Delgado Corrales, Lena Geerts Danau, Mang Dian, Hyeseon Jeong, Romy Kaiser, Paula Nerlich, Eliana Otta, Andra Pop-Jurj, Xiaoyu Iris Qu (曲晓宇), Vincent Rumahloine, Seongmin Yuk
Kim Albrecht, Brigitte Baptiste, Tatiana Bilbao, Washington Fajardo, Jan-Micha Gamer, Alexander Hicks, Kabelo Malatsie, Hemal Naik, Corine Pelluchon, Suzanne Pierre, Margit Rosen, Yuri Tuma
Moderators and activators
Song Tae Chong, Daniel Cremer, Ariana Dongus, Anton Rahlwes, Vera Sacchetti, Nina Sieverding, Antje Stahl, Chloe Stead
LINA Platform Fellows
Tevi Allan Mensah, Jonathan Steiger, Eileen Stornebrink, Willie Vogel
Marina Herlop, Low Khey
Floating Kidsuni, Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V., Kunst-Stoffe – Zentralstelle für wiederverwendbare Materialien e.V., Ort-Schafft-Material, Soydivision, Reste der Reste
Studio Judith Seng and Constructlab (Alexander Römer)
Cooperation Driving the Human has been initiated by Forecast, and further developed in continuous conversations between Freo Majer with Jan Boelen (Atelier LUMA), Martina Schraudner (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI)), and the curatorial team of ZKM.
Sandra Fendl, Doerthe Winter-Berke, Hannah Lecheler
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe / Bio Design Lab
Julia Ihls, Anthea Oestreicher, Hajo Eickbusch, Jehad Othman
Peter Weibel, Sarah Donderer, Daria Parkhomenko, Philipp Ziegler
ZKM – Scientist in Residence Program
Kim Albrecht, Maya Indira Ganesh, Xandra van der Eyck, Iris Long
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz