Blog: The Return of Hitchhikers

I wrote a short blog about hitchhiking and COVID-19 on the CAS Blog.

Whereas motorscapes have come to be associated with automobility, I examine mobility cultures with their own politics, cultures and identities associated with innovative appropriations of existing materialities, to work below the radar, to modify the abstract rhythms of motorways. Hitchhikers see the value of the globalizing system of automobility, but already understand, as we do now, the fragilities on which this mobility is based, since you must set aside personal ambitions and often go with someone else’s flow, travelling on someone else’s time.

Read the rest at the Critical Automobility Studies Lab— Rethinking (Auto)Mobility Blog