Learning to Live Together

Cars, Humans, and Kerbs in Solidarity

Guillermo Fernández-Abascal and Urtzi Grau

By examining possible issues and solutions about how to learn to live harmoniously with autonomous vehicles, this book touches upon the broader question of how to learn to live together with non-human beings. The essays, the case-studies, and the imagery explore issues of safety, control, surveillance, privacy, security, policy, and automation, in particular focusing on what it means to understand how autonomous vehicles might see, which defines the terms of a new biopolitics of driverless sensory technologies. Recognizing the inadequacies of traditional systems to address the social complexities raised by new technologies, the book collects and imagines new tools of participation that can be inclusive of a wide range of subjects and engage with many expertises and points of view: kerbs become “participants in shifting political assemblages”; humans experience the city from the perspective of a self-driving car; a driverless bus is engaged in conversation. Learning to live together not only raises fundamental questions about the implications of advancing technologies at large, but it allows us to imagine a world where, through tools such as the hybrid forum, humans are not the ones dictating the conditions of cohabitation with non-human subjects.

— Chiara Dorbolò, Curator of the Architecture Book Fair 2021

Author: Guillermo Fernández-Abascal and Urtzi Grau. Contributions by Ibiye Camp, Brendan Cormier, Noortje Marres, Hamish McIntosh, Simone C. Niquille / Technoflesh, Marina Otero Verzier, Tomás Sánchez Criado, Brenton Alexander Smith, Lara Lesmes + Fredrik Hellberg (Space Popular), Liam Young.

Edited by: Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Antonio Giráldez López, Urtzi Grau and Pablo Ibáñez Ferrera

Publisher: Bartlebooth

Design: Antonio Giráldez López and Pablo Ibáñez Ferrera

Dimensions: 11.5 x 19.0 cms

Number of pages: 194

Language: English and Spanish

Cover: Soft Cover

ISBN: 978-84-120302-6-6

First year edition: 2021


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