Autofreies Europa / Car-free Europe
Imagine a Europe without cars. Which artifacts will be required for this setting? What will happen to the land, the space that our society provides for the automobile mobility. Will this have to be renegotiated?
The current debate is dominated by electric mobility which is supposed to end our dependance on crude oil. This fallacy is based on the assumption, that all that is required to solve a highly complex mobility issue is the conversion from fossil fuels to so-called green energy. It is still unclear where the resources for the ever-growing production of cars – currently 70 million a year – will come from; what consequences the exploitation of certain minerals and rare earths, which we need for the production of high-capacity batteries, has on mankind, the environment and space. And don’t forget the unsolved problems of traffic congestion and parking. Linked to the mantra of an ever-continuing economic growth, a vicious circle arises which we need to break.
This project was conducted together with Prof. Verena Wriedt.
- Date Summer Term 2013
- Course MA – Project
- Institution Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture