Futurama Redux – Urban Mobility After Cars & Oil
As a part of the design team for the [r+d] post-carbon Vienna exhibition of the 2015 VIENNA DESIGN WEEK curated by Smarter Than Car, we were in charge of the creation of one of the exhibition wall panels.
For VIENNA DESIGN WEEK’s 2015 Future Urban Mobility Initiative, the directors of the think tank Smarter Than Car were asked to curate an exhibition on post-carbon urban mobility. In response, we formed an interdisciplinary team of researchers and designers to consider the systemic implications of such a transition and how the design challenge of future urban mobility might be approached.
The automotive age appears to be entering its twilight, but what will come after cars + oil? Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars and Oil examines how a transition to post-carbon urban mobility might foster urban resilience while creating new qualities of life.
Visit the exhibition: 25.09. – 04.09. 2015 @ Alte Ankerbrot Fabrik, Absberggasse 27, Objekt 42, 2nd floor, 1100 Wien
Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars and Oil was only possible because of the incredible support of our sponsors, the design team, and of course VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Many people contributed countless unpaid hours to the project for no reason other than their commitment to leaving the world, or at least some small part of it, better than they found it.
We hope that you enter with an open mind and exit with an expanded conceptual vocabulary and a desire to directly engage the most pressing design challenges of the future.
Curators: Florian Lorenz, Joshua Grigsby
Team: Emilie Kleinszig, Florian Burmann, Paris Tsitsos, Taha Alshemäree
Designers: Alex Hauff, Andrea Weninger, Anne Porter, Christoph Köhler, Georg Wieser, Julia Obleitner, Jürgen Furchtlehner, Lei Feng, Lucia Varela, Luis Lima, Lukas Hartwig, Mark Balzar, Masha Hupalo, Peraphan Jittrapirom, Roxelane Rahel, Sander Hofstee, Yvonne Biering, Zeynep Aksoz
Advisors: Alexandra Millonig, Anna Mayerthaler, Dominic Weiss, Hans-Martin Neumann, Harald Frey, Hermann Knoflacher, John Urry, Lukas Zeilbauer, Matthew Passmore, Peter Döllmann, Peter Norton, Stefan Geier, Stefan Gruber, Vikas Mehta, Volkmar Pamer, Yvonne Franz