COLLAPSE (or how I lost my roommate and started recycling)

Transport

A couple of months ago a file started to bounce from one computer to another in the COLORS office. Size: 697.3 MB. File type: .Avi (video) Name: Collapse. A very suggestive name in an office where employees were only speaking about traffic accidents, number of aircrafts flying in every minute in the sky, rate of bike accidents in Kenya, and ways to fuel a SUV with dirty diapers.

How will we move, Bruce?

Transport

We met futurologist and writer Bruce Sterling back in 2008, when he came to Treviso to chat with us about generative arts. The reason why we are enchanted by sea waves, he explained, is because the pattern they follow in coming and going is almost the same but always different. Also human beings come and go all the time. But which patterns do they follow? When the time came to find an answer to this question…

How will we move, Carlo?

Transport

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that the amount of food thrown in the trash every day is more than 1.3 billion tons worldwide. The idea that food can be easily transported, even globally, is the main cause for this waste, but more generally it’s the concept that food can be treated like any other tradable good. This is what Carlo Petrini, the founder of the international…

How will we move, Anne Lise?

Transport

In 2050 80% of the world’s population will live in urban centers. 4 out of 10 cars will be electric and, while walking down the road, you will be very likely to bump into a Smart Pod Car, a kind of mobile office where every function will be operated by voice control. This is the vision of Anne Lise Kjaer, a Danish futurologist that we interviewed during the research for Colors 81 - Transport. Have a look at…

Transport obsessed

Transport

One of the first statistics I came across during the research for Colors 81 – Transport was that 1/3 of workers in Copenhagen normally commute by bike. A sudden desire to be “Scandi” (a bit like my art director Henriette) and incredibly civilized got hold of me. I borrowed a bike from a friend of mine and started cycling to work every day. It wasn’t so bad. The weather was mild, flowers were…