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velo-city: chris hardwicke

velo-city: chris hardwicke

Velo-city is part concept, part vision. It is a highway for bikes, a network of elevated bikeways that connect distant parts of the city. Each direction of travel in Velo-city has a separate bikeway tube with three lanes of traffic for slow, medium and fast travel. The separation of direction reduces wind resistance and creates […]

API: marko peljhan + matthew biederman

API:  marko peljhan + matthew biederman

Arctic Perspective highlights the cultural, geopolitical and ecological significance of the Arctic and its indigenous cultures. API aims to empower local citizens of the North via open source infrastructures, such as; data sharing, environmental monitoring, and communications technologies. In collaboration with the communities of Igloolik, Kinngait, Iqaluit, Mittimatalik and  Kanngiqtugaapik in Nunavut, Canada, and other Arctic communities, […]

the green corridor: noel harding + rod strickland

the green corridor: noel harding + rod strickland

The Green Corridor is a groundbreaking initiative for generating a green redevelopment of the international bridge corridor linking Canada to the United States. As a gateway to the City of Windsor, the corridor presents opportunities to involve local communities in transforming their environment. Traveling along its 2 km length, visitors will experience a new conception […]

karl schroeder: rewilding humanity

subtle technologies presentation Economic sustainability is not enough if human civilization is going to have a long presence on Earth.  We need to not only reform our institutions but redefine what they are and how they operate; and we need a new vision of what it means to be human in a world where neither […]

jody boehnert: visualizing ecological literacy

jody boehnert: visualizing ecological literacy

subtle technologies presentation Visual communicators have an important role to play in building an understanding of complex environmental problems and creating a momentum for change. Yet before we swing into action to save the world from converging environmental crises, a new type of learning must be embedded in our practice. This presentation will explore the […]

subtle technolgies: sustainability

subtle technolgies: sustainability

For this year’s Subtle Technologies Festival, we wish to explore sustainability through a critical multidisciplinary lens. We invite investigations of the role that decentralization, diversity and societal power dynamics plays in our attempts at maintaining a sustainable future. Where does the death of languages, cultures and peoples fit into the sustainability discussion? We look forward […]