Mobile/Immobile 01

Publication Info.

  • AuthorChristophe Gay・Vincent Kaufmann・Sylvie Landriève・Stéphanie Vicent-Geslin
  • PublisherLP Publication (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Released2021.01.29
Provocative Manifesto on the Obligation or Right to Be Mobile
Saying “No” to the Right to Mobility
Saying “Yes” to the Right to Good-Quality, Old, and Uncomplicated Transportation Service

Translated from…

This book is a Korean translation of the book titled Mobile/Immobile 01 by Christophe Gay・Vincent Kaufmann・Sylvie Landriève・Stéphanie Vicent-Geslin(Mobile Lives Forum, 2012)​.

Mobile Lives Forum’s Manifesto on Mobility 1

«Mobile/Immobile 01» is the first of two edited volumes that question mobility rights, that is, our obligation or rights to be mobile. This book is like the manifesto of “Mobile Lives Forum (MLF)”, an independent institute for research on mobilities. The MLF was established in 2011 by the “Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF)” in order to predict, measure and document global changes and effects associated with mobility and rights to be mobile. It is surprising that the SNCF, as an international mobility group, independently established such a research institute ten years ago to develop and promote effective intermodality (i.e. railway). Furthermore, the MLF brings together not only humanities and social science scholars, but also artists and business workers from different backgrounds to study and debate on the technological, social, economic, ecological, and political ramifications of mobility-related changes for our lives. The MLF provides a platform for research and discussion on mobility, and these two volumes are outcomes of MLF’s initial achievements.

The Present and Future of Mobility Rights in 2030

«Mobile/Immobile 01» addresses various issues ranging from the definition of rights to mobility, mobility practices and political action, the present and future of mobility rights, right to mobility of developing cities to the advent of telework trends. The final chapter includes the sedentary rebellion inaugural speech for the virtual conference in 2030. We often use “movement” and “right” combined as a one word, however; movement has become obligation rather than a right. The book offers a refreshing perspective that movement is not synonymous with mobility, raising issues about mobility today becoming obligation rather than a right. This book offers an opportunity for us to contemplate what rights to mobility are and how to grant mobility rights to everyone. Could the right to mobility be a right for all in the future? Let us pay attention to the advice on choices and rights for 2030 given by 20 humanities scholars composed of legal experts, anthropologists, economists, and sociologists.