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URBAN CULTURE

URBAN CULTURE

MINI has its ear to the ground when it comes to the latest trends. Scroll for the best ideas reshaping the cities we live and drive in.

Slow Road: How To Find Treasure on the Roads Less Travelled

November 05, 2014
Slow Road MINI Clubman

We're all familiar with ‘the scenic route', but no one explains its importance quite so well like MINI driver Benjamin Woelk from Rochester, New York, who's choosing to forsake the highway in favour of the slow road. Hear his tips on how to best enjoy the delights of the road less travelled.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Behind the Scenes of the Future of Mobility

October 07, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Behind the Scenes of the Future of Mobility

As the designers prepared for the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers Exhibition, step into their studios and watch them working at the frontier of design, technology and innovation in mobility.

The MINI International Vol. 42

Navigator: Made in Britain

October 02, 2014
The MINI International Vol. 42 Navigator: Made in Britain

Imaginative, individual, industrious, design-savvy and proudly British-born - heritage brand Private White V.C., based in Manchester, has a thing or two in common with the new MINI Cooper 5 door.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Scanned Spaces with Pernilla Ohrstedt

August 20, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Scanned Spaces with Pernilla Ohrstedt

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers glimpse the future of driverless navigation with Pernilla Ohrstedt as she explores virtual mobility in an ever-changing digital world.

Classic Mini in Berlin: Art and Adventure with Amrei Andrasch

August 14, 2014
Classic Mini in Berlin: Art and Adventure with Amrei Andrasch

Amrei Andrasch is a Berlin-based artist who brings paper to life in sculptures and animation. Read on to learn about her work and how her classic Mini brings fun and freedom to the streets of Berlin.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Suiting Up for Space with Lucy McRae

August 07, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Suiting Up for Space with Lucy McRae

When tech takes us out of this world, how will our bodies respond to long-haul space travel? Lucy McRae explores ways in which we might prepare for the final frontier.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Automotive Avatars with Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

July 29, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Automotive Avatars with Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez looks to the future of software interfaces with personalised 3D avatars that may change the way we interact with our cars forever.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Driverless Design with Dominic Wilcox

July 16, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Driverless Design with Dominic Wilcox

In a time when driverless cars require few safety systems, what might designers do with greater creative freedom? Dezeen and MINI Frontiers meets Dominic Wilcox and his stained glass 'sleeper' MINI.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Evolving Cars with Daisy Ginsberg

July 09, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Evolving Cars with Alexandra ‘Daisy’ Ginsberg

Designer and researcher Daisy Ginsberg speculates on the future of synthetic biology, and how new materials could change the way we drive.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Augmented Cities with Keiichi Matsuda

June 20, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Augmented Cities with Keiichi Matsuda

Designer and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda introduces new possibilities for transport infrastructure, and discusses how augmented reality can change the way we experience physical spaces forever.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Exploring the Future of Mobility

June 10, 2014
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers

The future of mobility isn't just a hot topic for the MINI Design Team. Creatives across the globe are tinkering and brainstorming radical new ways that we might be moving from A to B in years to come.

Polkadot Magazine: Trendsetting Tips from a MINIac on the Roads of Beautiful Southern Italy

April 04, 2014
Polkadot Magazine: Trendsetting Tips from a MINIac on the Roads of Beautiful Southern Italy

Editor-in-Chief of Polkadot Magazine Angelo Superti takes his MINI Clubman beyond the city limits and proves that Italy's passion for fashion is not confined to the couture capitals.