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CAR SICK: Imagining the Futures of Freeways

Imagining a future without cars... in a car.

CAR SICK is an initiative designed to get the public to rethink their reliance on cars and become inspired through fun and games to commit to a future with far less dependence on private, gas guzzling vehicles. The project is based on a unique method for helping people generate alternative futures and includes a workshop design for rethinking the future of freeways.

A workshop that takes place on a freeway.

The CAR SICK workshop experience takes place in a car, van, or school bus while driving up and down the 110 (from DTLA to Pasadena and back). The purpose of the workshop is to teach participants about the history of America’s oldest freeway while inspiring everyone to imagine a future that is less reliant on cars. CAR SICK is fun for everyone. CAR SICK is also a great fit for unconventional school field trips in Los Angeles. In an educational context (9-12th grade), CAR SICK can serve as an immersive history lesson while also introducing students to strategic foresight. 

This download includes our script from the workshop, in case you want to give it a whirl! Watch the video below to see the workshop in action!

Thanks to Pando Populus!

This project was generously supported by our friends at Pando Populus. We hope you enjoy it, and look forward to continuing to develop this initiative! We'll keep this page updated as the project progresses, and hope to update the PDF soon to include more musings on the process and inspiration behind CAR SICK.

CAR SICK is a project by Matthew Manos with support from Pando Populus. Special thanks to this project's many supporters, advisors, and travelers: Austin Bauer, John Bielenberg, Victoria Charles, Ryan Clifford, Robyn Eason, Adam Eeuwens, Cyrus Gill, Crystal Guo, Andrew Hulin, Betsy Hunter, Katie Manos, Stephanie Ng, Marc O'Brien, Ashley Pakzaban, Judith Parker, Eugene Shirley, Lee Wallace, Gary Wexler, Brandt Williams, and the entire Pando Populus family.

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  • The download includes an overview of the CAR SICK project along with the CAR SICK workshop script.


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