At the Space Exploration Initiative, we are creating and deploying space technologies that envision a bold and culturally rich “new space age,” from astro-bacterial wearables, to open-access and shareable CubeSat constellations, through musical instruments for our space voyages and floating space habitats. The philosophy of “democratizing access to space exploration”—bringing moonshots and starshots into the purview of hackers and makers—courses through our work, and guides both our research platform and our extensive STEAM outreach efforts.
We will invite the public to engage with the imaginative, critical conversations on our planetary future through three workshop events. We will also feature an exhibition on Sojourner2020, the first international art open call that took a trip to the International Space Station this March. Sojourner2020 is created by an unprecedented collection of international artists, bringing in knowledge from indigenous groups, queer communities and diverse cultures, as well as transdisciplinary perspectives.
The Sojourner 2020 artists:
Luis Guzman - bioarchitectures - Chile
Lucia Monge, Xin Liu - Unearthing the Futures - China & Peru
Andrea Ling - Abiogenetic Triptych - USA, Canada
Kat Kohl - Memory Chain: A Pas de Deux of Artifact - USA
Henry Tan - Pearl of Lunar - Thai
Janet Biggs - Finding Equilibrium - USA
Masahito Ono - Nothing, Something, Everything - Japan
Adriana Knouf - TX-1 - USA
Erin Genia - Canupa Inyan: Falling Star Woman - American Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate