Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: six cutting-edge young designers will present radical visions for the future of mobility at a major exhibition during London Design Festival this September (+ movie).
Location: designjunction, 21-23 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BA
Dates: 17 to 21 September 2014
From cars made out of living materials to preparing the human body for space travel, the exhibition at designjunction will explore a range of innovative concepts about how design and technology could transform the way we travel.
"The Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition will showcase radical ideas for how we might get around in future," says Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs in the introductory movie above.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is collaborating with scientists and engineers working in the emerging field of synthetic biology to investigate genetically engineered cars grown from living materials.
Keiichi Matsuda will make a short film exploring the future possibilities of augmented reality, which could be used to super-impose digital traffic information and road signage onto the physical world.
Soon our cars will be able to collect detailed 3D scans of the world around us as we drive. Pernilla Ohrstedt will explore how we might use this data to create real-time 3D maps of our cities.
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez will re-imagine the familiar dashboard bobblehead as a personal, 3D-printed driving companion used to communicate with our cars.
In a future of fully automated, computer-controlled vehicles, airbags and crumple zones will be a thing of the past, Dominc Wilcox will suggest. So why not build an intricate stained-glass car?
Lucy McRae will invite visitors to take part in an interactive installation, in which their body is vacuum-packed to prepare it for space travel.
We'll be following all six designers as they develop their ideas over the coming months in the run-up to the exhibition. Look out for our first movie with Keiichi Matsuda tomorrow, in which he explains how augmented reality could transform the way we navigate urban environments.