Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
In the trailer you meet Aline Cavalcante in Sao Paulo, Brazil, From the same city also urban studies professor Raquel Rolnik and car salesman Nicolas Habib. Over the film we meet local historian and bike acitivist Dan Koeppel in Los Angeles. Joel Ewanick who defends the good souls of the car industry is a former top marketing director for General Motors, Porsche and more. He is now working with hydrogene car solutions in California.
Bikes vs. Cars, a new film project from BANANAS! * and Big Boys Gone Bananas! * director Fredrik Gertten.
Parametric software has enabled architects and designers to create structures, buildings and environments that were impossible to imagine twenty years ago. Architecture today is influenced by mathematical codes, functional principles found in biological forms, and broader environmental and climatic conditions – all of which can be mimicked and controlled by digital design tools allowing for highly efficient ways of designing. But what is the future of such digitally based design and what are going to be the defining parameters of design in the future?
Dr Marcos Cruz chaired a panel discussion exploring the evolution, future possibilities, as well as pros and cons of parameter control in creating architecture.
Dr Marcos Cruz