Lutz Fügener and Ulf Poschardt. A future without visions?
The International Design Museum, Munich
27 February 2014, 6.30 p.m.
Is there a lack of innovation in the automobile industry? To what extent can the development of design be described in the context of demographic change, globalisation and the increasing demands in the area of mobility? In one of the oldest museums dedicated to design, Lutz Fügener and Ulf Poschardt have dedicated themselves to answering this question of the future (without vision) of automobile design.
As part of Munich Creative Business Week, Fügener, Professor for Transportation Design at Pforzheim University and co-owner of the studioFT in Berlin, and Poschardt, Deputy Chief Editor of the Welt Group and known for his “DJ Culture” dissertation published in 1995, will discuss the development of automobile design in view of changes to society as a whole. In doing so, they will refer to Paul Virilio’s essay “Rasender Stillstand” (L’Inertie Polar), in which this French philosopher and speed theorist deals with mobility and speed of modern transportation of passengers which he sees as being increasingly replaced by the dynamics of electronic media communications.