Alive in Space
Tuesday 22 October 2019, 14:45 – 15:45
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom C
What does it mean to ‘be alive’ opposed to ‘living’ in space? The value and meaning of human life is a paradox. One which is providing further fascination in the context of space exploration as the playground for human culture extends into the stars. The syntax of this question serves as a starting point from which to discuss Space, Cultures & Society.
The panel discussion session presented by The Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) will provide an exciting and dynamic introduction to variety of innovative creative methodologies and platforms used in collaboration with space science in order to reveal and investigate the cultural, political, economical, historical and sociological contexts of humans in space. From critical design to the arts, this panel discussion will discuss recommendations endorsed by the IAA and IAF which outline how spaceflight organisations can include the development of human culture within their mission objectives. What are the parameters and paradigms which currently restrict this development of humanity purpose beyond that science and survival. It will challenge you to understand your role in this development and ask you “how you will contribute to the meaning of ‘life’ in space?”
Aoife VAN LINDEN TOL
Director & Artist, IAF Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS)