Detroit, Geelong, Graz, Kortrijk, Puebla, Saint-Étienne and Turin
are members of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Design Network
and at the same time important locations for the automotive industry.
With “Around Autofiction,” these cities have joined forces
to share their experiences and visions of future mobility.
Around Autofiction” is a traveling exhibition that provides an overview of various mobility projects carried out in UNESCO Creative Cities of Design with a long history in the automotive industry. It shows a snapshot of the respective activities and initiatives and focuses on innovative concepts to be rethought in the field of tension between social, ecological and economic issues.
The presented examples follow the intention to show the internationality and urgency of the mobility issue – because mobility is a socially, politically and ecologically pressing topic. This panorama of mobility is accompanied by objects and videos that support the work of designers, companies, researchers, students and users on the mobility of the future. Detroit, Geelong, Graz, Kortrijk, Puebla, Saint-Étienne and Turin are seven of 43 cities from the UNESCO Cities of Design network – at the same time traditional locations in the automotive industry. The cities have set themselves the task of sharing their experiences and visions on the subject of “mobility of the future”. Because while the individual’s desire for mobility continues to grow (the number of cars worldwide exceeded the 1.2 billion mark in 2020), there are also more and more efforts to change our consumption behavior, our use of resources, and our political and social positions.