Global Phenomena of Automobility

Mobiglobe is a research project and media installation for Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the theme park and communications platform of the Volkswagen Group. The installation, created by Hosoya Schaefer Architects in Zürich in collaboration with Shiftcontrol, Copenhagen, and Buro Destruct Berne, shows topics of auto-mobility in a wide range of areas from ‘highway city’ to ‘oil world’. With interactive, three-dimensional data graphics driven by a game engine, the installation aims to convey the contemporary dilemma between increasing comfort, freedom and safety in the individual experience of a car on the one hand, and the increasingly problematic urban and global effects on the other, especially when faced with new demands in emerging countries.

The publication provides an overview over the spread of topics presented in the installation.

Hosoya Schaefer Architects: “Global Phenomena of Automobility”. in: transit, Band I – Triebkräfte der Architekturentwicklung, Juni 2009, p. 122-127

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