MobiGlobe 2


2009 – 2010


Autostadt GmbH


Wolfsburg, Germany


Media Installation


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Direct commission

Concept, Research, Art Direction, Graphics:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

3D Animation / Integration:

Shiftcontrol Studios, Copenhagen

Graphic Consulting, Style Guide, Typography:

Büro Destruct, Bern


blm Filmproduktion, Hamburg


Optix Digital Pictures, Hamburg


Marcus Loeber, Seevetal


Prof. Dickson Despommier, New York; Jaime Lerner, Curitiba; Pooran Desai, London; Will Lark Jr., MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

Photo Credit:

Udo Meinel



Project, Autostadt, Germany

MobiGlobe is an ongoing project developed for Autostadt GmbH. It was first made public in 2006 and since then it has been continuously updated. The latest update was a complete thematic overhaul revolving around issues of sustainable mobility.

The installation shows mobility as the systemic interplay between transportation, city structure, resource flow and lifestyle. Its main message is that sustainable mobility needs to be based not only on improved cars running on renewable energy or new solutions for public transport, but also on urban planning strategies, resource management, and changes in personal lifestyle. Only by combined measures in all areas can mobility truly be optimized.

In the film, presented on six over-sized rear projection panels arranged like the windows of a car, four visionaries present their projects or concepts; in the same space, six interactive stations add detail and explain the defining parameters of each project.

The interviewees deal with questions related to mobility in a holistic manner: the Smart Cities team at the MIT Media Lab under Bill Mitchell discuss new forms of transport (mobility on demand systems), Jaimie Lerner from Curitiba advocates efficient public transport in cities and a comprehensive approach to raising the quality of life in cities, Pooran Desai from Bioregional describes One Planet Living Communities such as BedZed (focusing on lifestyle, not only on the BedZed development itself) and Prof. Dickson Despommier from Columbia University explains his concept of Vertical Farming.



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