To watch: The Cars We Like Symposium

Thinking and Enacting Radical Transformation in Mobility

Beyond mere critique by combining theory and practice in a novel way / Symposium in English from March 2024

Symposium with:

Arthur Summereder & Victor Kössl, Sandra Sieczkowski, Guus Diepenmaat, Kilian Jörg, Marta Navaridas, Rainer Prohaska & Conny Zenk, Gretchen Sorin & Markus Wissen, La Deroute des Routes (Enora Chopard), Sand im Getriebe (Conrad Kunze) & System Change not Climate Change (Mira Kapfinger), Agnes Sinai (Institut Momentum Paris), Luc Schuiten and a presentation of The Cars We Like – workshop results

About the Symposium:

Mobility is one of the major challenges of global ecological transformation and yet our ideas for innovation seem to be very limited and one-sided – especially when it comes to automobility. In this transdisciplinary workshop and symposium, we will work towards overcoming this dead zone of imagination by prefiguring better worlds, beyond an autocentered paradigm, for the many flourishing worlds of the future.

How can mobility become a source of inspiration in a devastated global society that mostly feels it has to or is obligated to move (to work, to the supermarket, etc.) and tends to forget the joys of doing so voluntarily and as a larger-than human practice?

This symposium seeks to go beyond mere critique by combining theory and practice in a novel way.

Evening lectures, panels and screenings will investigate radical utopias of carfree worlds, the need to devise new safe spaces beyond the car, the car as a crucial nexus in the consumer-capitalist system and how the arts can take part in this transformation. International experts and visionaries whose perspectives are almost unknown in the German-speaking sphere will be introduced to stimulate a dynamic discourse for the radical transformation we need.

Exhaust(ed) Entanglements (EE) is a trans-disciplinary and international series of symposiums and labs devoted to the question of mobility and its future challenges in regards to the climate crisis. The Cars We Like is the second edition of the series.

The Cars We Like is supported by:
MA7 . Stadt Wien . Kultur
Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (AIL)