Spaced out

For the second time this week, Design Week heads to the final frontier to find evidence of space design.

The other day we found it  in Holland and now we find it on London’s Clerkenwell Road, telling us that the great unknown appears to have landed on our very doorsteps.

We colonise the moon: ‘Good Luck With That’ by Sue Corke and Hagen Betzweiser

Source: copyright We Colonised The Moon

We colonise the moon: ‘Good Luck With That’ by Sue Corke and Hagen Betzweiser

Kosmica at The Arts Catalyst promises ‘galactic gatherings for earth bound artists, space engineers, performers and astronomers.’

John Fawcett - Wheel
John Fawcett – Wheel

Film screenings, performances and live screenings will be followed by presentations and debates on the alternative and cultural uses of space. Similarly this week we asked our own community to think about space design

With this context in mind, these talks might well get you thinking about designing for future living in space, or even hold a mirror up to future design on earth.

Back in 5 Minutes  by Sue Corke and Hagen Betzweiser (2009)

Source: copyright We Colonised The Moon

Back in 5 Minutes by Sue Corke and Hagen Betzweiser (2009)

Researcher at University College London Dr Lewis Dartnell will discuss Astrobiology at the event – a relatively new field of science – encompassing research into the origins and life on our own planet and where life might exist beyond earth.

Lewis Dartnell

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Lewis Dartnell

Oliver de Peyer, Melissa Grant and Paul Shepherd, designers of The High-Altitude Bio-Prospecting  Project,  undertook an experiment to see if bacteria are alive in the stratosphere.

HAB High Altitude Bioprospecting project
HAB High Altitude Bioprospecting project

Having teamed-up with balloon makers and rocket engineers Rocket Mavericks, the experiment conducted in the Nevada Black Rock Desert is now being developed into an exhibition, installation, performance and symposium, organisers say.

The talks are part of the Kosmica programme which takes place at The Arts Catalyst gallery from 50-54 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1

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