The Utopian and Dystopian Story of Space Settlements

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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This event is a roundtable discussion bringing academics and artists together to have a discussion about the new commercial space race. A selection of space art will be virtually curated to stimulate a critical debate about the ethical and normative justifications of past and future space travel. The artworks that are selected expose both the promise of utopia and reality of dystopia of space travel. One of the main moral dilemmas that is being faced is how to govern the future of space travel so we don’t repeat the same mistakes of our unsustainable living on Earth.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed for the general public, and may be particularly attractive for secondary schools pupils.

Benefits of attending

This event is part of a two-year Leverhulme funded research project on space law analysing space art as a source of new laws that could govern the future in space travel in a more sustainable manner. The artworks that are curated do not only show an alternative archive and narrative of space travel, they also give insights how we can live more in harmony with nature and the environment on our planet.

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Dr Saskia Vermeylen
Chancellor's Fellow

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