Panel Discussion: Planetary Echoes. Exploring the Implications of Human Settlement in Space

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Friday 5 May, 2017, 6.30 pm
Location: Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Auguststraße 75, 10117 Berlin 

Moderator: Lukas Feireiss
Participants: Nelly Ben Hayoun, Xavier De Kestelier, Michael Najjar, Tim Smit

The discussion will be in English | Admission free | Please register via e-mail.

On occasion of the exhibition Planetary Echoes by Michael Najjar, the interdisciplinary panel discussion of the same name, addresses the vision of building a solar civilization by colonizing other moons and planets in the arts, fiction and science at the beginning of the 21st century. It thereby attempts to interweave the discourse into the very fabric of contemporary society, and aims at connecting artistic practices with the abstract theoretic sciences on an international level.

Nelly Ben Hayoun, Experience Designer

Nelly Ben Hayoun (NBH) Studios designs extremes experiences for you to become an astronaut in your living room while dark energy is being created in your kitchen sink and a volcano erupts on your couch. Ben Hayoun is a critical explorer, and a fearless and passionate provocateur. She assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - the world first orchestra of space scientists and astronauts at NASA. www.nellyben.com

Lukas Feireiss, Curator

Lukas Feireiss works as curator, writer and art director in the international mediation of contemporary cultural reflexivity beyond disciplinary boundaries. Lukas Feireiss is author and editor of numerous books, and curator of manifold exhibitions. He has lectured and taught at various universities worldwide, and is head of the new Master's programme Radical Cut-Up at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. www.studiolukasfeireiss.com

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