Our habitat is drastically changing. Our living environment looks drastically different in comparison to decades ago. Not because it changed physically, but because we have initiated a large-scale move to a digital environment. This digital environment offers an enormous amount of possibilities. Not only can we work there, recreate, meet each other, but our imagination can do things that the physical environment would never allow.
At the same time, we are also becoming aware of the disadvantages. Our privacy, social skills and our freedom, all seem to be at stake. And the question is: how do we shape our environment so that we will find an ideal balance between the digital and the physical, is becoming increasingly urgent.
We ask Principal Architect of UNStudio & Founder of UNSense Ben van Berkel, philosopher Ad Verbrugge (VU Amsterdam, ‘t Filosofisch Kwintet, Tijd van Onbehagen, Zomergasten) and Arief Ernst Hühn (Head FreedomLab Thinktank, Phd. Human-Computer Interaction TU Eindhoven).
Images: 6.38 sec. – Hyperloop, Europe – Hardt & UNStudio 3.01 sec. – Central Innovation District, Den Haag In Dutch with English subtitles.
Credits: Lourens Aalders (www.lourenslente.nl), Eva Wubbe (FreedomLab), Jessica van der Schalk (FreedomLab Thinktank).