Join the Movers and Shakers of Mobility

On June 21 Mobility|Society Live will bring together car designers, culture and contemporary dance in the TU Delft Aula.

Doors open at 3pm, and we are proud to announce that Nederlands Dans Theater will get the show on the road. A first for Delft University of Technology, the internationally-acclaimed NDT2 will dance Tom Weinberger’s original work: ‘The Most Fascinating Problem in The World. 

The performance will be followed by a series of keynotes and discussion panels ahead of a networking reception from 19:30. Highlights include:

  • Emily Molnar, artistic director of the Nederlands Dans Theater, on the perception of self and the systemic consequences of individual human movement
  • Carolyn Steel, architect, author, and lead thinker on food and cities, on the mobility of goods and the organisation of urban life
  • Kader Abdolah, poet and writer, on the mobility of ideas and its societal impact 
  • Mariana Mazzucato, author and professor in Economics of Innovation at the University College London, on the mobility of assets and how shifting flows of capital influence social structures
  • Ruben Terlou, documentary maker, photographer and physician, on mobility global investments and its cultural impact, inspired by his own extensive travels and VPRO documentaries on China.
  • Adrian van Hooydonk, design director at BMW and TU Delft alumnus of the year 2014, on the future of automotive design

Steering the conversation away from the status quo will be writer, political analyst, and activist, Nanjala Nyabola, joining Mobility|Society Live as moderator.

Project co-founder and creative director, Professor Matthijs van Dijk: “From the movement of assets and materials to the flow of people and ideas, by examining a broader perspective of mobility, our aim is to better understand how to design for society.”

                                           In the video above, it is explained how Mobility|Society looks at society through mobility lenses.