Driving the Human is a catalyst for experimentation, shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.
From 2020 to 2023, the scientific and artistic collaboration Driving the Human develops and produces seven tangible prototypes responding to complex contemporary scenarios. The project is jointly led by four partner institutions – acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Forecast, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe – and relies on the expert knowledge and skills of their combined networks. Together, these partners will work to enrich the various developments and outcomes of the initiative.
Following its first public presentation in November 2020, Driving the Human launched an open call, inviting several participants – designers, artists and other multidisciplinary agents – to engage with these networks of knowledge, in order to develop future-proof concepts and test them as prototypes. The seven final prototypes can materialize in various ways: from walk-in room installations to designed objects, architectural mock-ups to interactive games, video works to performances, and many others.
Throughout 2023, the community of participants, experts, and the larger audience that Driving the Human brings together will explore diverse phenomena such as the social impact of global warming, energy cycles and technology-driven disruptions, the impact of collective decision making, and contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects. The results of these explorations will be shared and communicated over the project’s three-year duration, and will deploy strategies for action in the form of physical experiences, with a strong individual and collective impact. Ultimately, they will create tools that enable new ways of envisioning and inhabiting the world.
Further information: www.drivingthehuman.com
The position is available from November 2021 until November 2022 (with option for extension)
Scope of work:
• Supervision of the social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram
• Development of creative ideas as well as targeting group-specific concepts and strategies
• Storytelling and writing posts
• Support and maintenance of the website (Wordpress)
• Creation of analyses
• Support with travel planning and booking for the press
• Support with community management and influencer marketing
• Enrolled at the university, e.g. with a focus on (culture) management, communication / humanities / law, social media, marketing, business administration or similar.
• Experience in working with social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Telegram groups)
• Fluent written and spoken English and German (working language mainly English)
• Knowledge of the current cultural landscape
• Enthusiasm for communication
• High motivation and initiative, ability to work in a team, perseverance and flexibility
• Experience with analysis, planning and publishing tools
• Ability and pleasure to familiarize oneself with complex topics quickly and to convey them in an understandable way
• The opportunity to help build an exciting new program
• Independent and responsible work in an interdisciplinary team
• Relaxed working atmosphere, short decision-making processes and space for your own ideas
For Driving the Human we are looking for:
Working Student (m / f / d)
20 hours / week from November 2021
Remuneration: € 11 gross / hour
Applications from people with a migration background who meet the requirements of the job are expressly encouraged. Severely disabled people will be given preference if they are qualified.
We look forward to receiving your application documents (curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, certificate of enrolment and, if applicable, job references, etc.) email@example.com
by October 20th, 2021.
Agata Lorkowska, Head of Team and Projects
Telephone: +49 30 530005932
12435 Berlin, Deutschland
Interviews may take place before the application deadline.