Experimental Set-up

Observation and sensing of our human society that essentially relies on the ecosystem for goods and services. The experiments have multiple space and time scales, however they resemble just a beam of a torch-light in massive geosphere-biosphere-anthroposphere interactions.

longdistance-cargocycling.org humbly develops options of how to sense and feel these interactions. It is all about our individual mental constructions. There is neither a right, nor a wrong sort of description. Contradictions might appear. Irritations are possible.

By pure coincidence, experiments focus on our current state of road freight and road mobility. The cargo bike becomes an omnipresent and silent observer exploring spaces of possibilities. It enters into a dialogue with our established perceptions and those of the project´s. If physical exercise is the minimal overlap here, it is my intention to approach this gap in a cyclistic, yet aesthetic manner.

But otherwise, there is no research question. Data comes in form of pictures or descriptions. There is no rationality to interpret the data, just subjectivity and intuition. The geographical part of the ecosystem my experiments focus on is Northern Europe.

Once completed, the experiments might challenge established narratives.