19-22 December 2014 “Lumen” London

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225101-11058451-Lumen_Logo_300dpiI’m looking forward to going to this- An art exhibition exploring astronomy-related themes.

From the Lumen Exhibition Website:

“Lumen are an art collective based in London. We explore themes of astronomy and light, and will be exhibiting works in selected churches around the UK. This show to marks the beginning of a collaboration with the Churches Conservation Trust &Arts&Heritage in a unique art project to inspire a dialogue around how humanity understands our existence.

Lumen unites churches across the country in a single installation through matching the location of the churches selected to take part with a constellation – the arrangement of the buildings on the ground matching the pattern of the stars in the sky. This resulting gestalt could possibly be the biggest single art installation ever in Britain, exhibiting paintings, photography, projections, sculpture and site-specific work all exploring the theme of Space, Science and Art.

Lumen Logo © Andres Pantoja.”

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.