20-24 June 2013 in Brazil: Movement of Peoples without Satellites


The list of potential topics on this is one of the best I’ve ever seen: You’ve gotta love the space-arts crowd! –Dr Jill

(Creative Commons image added by Jill Stuart)
(Creative Commons image added by Jill Stuart)

III International of the MSST (Movimento dos Sem Satélites)
20-24 June 2013 @ Spacelab, Resende-RJ, Brasil
Deadline for applications :

The III International meeting of the MSST
(Movement of Peoples without Satelites) will take place at Nuvem (Brasil) from the 20th to the 24th of June 2013.

The meeting is concerned with the reappropriation of Outer Space, amplifying the debate around micro and macro space technologies and imaginaries. It will constitute a laboratory for the sharing of experiences and the investigation of technological, spatial and territorial autonomy, political and economic implications, the relations with extraterrestrials, the appropriation of space by the people and for the people, science fiction and the worlds of the cosmos.

We welcome participation from interested individuals or groups in the form of activities, workshops, talks or presentations. A small production budget is available for production of projects. You can also simply attend.

Nuvem -Rural Station for Art and Technology – is situated in a natural setting in the area of Resende, two and a half hours from Rio de Janeiro. The relatively isolated location permits good observation of the skies and the possibility of launching small devices.

We offer lodging, food and transport inside Brasil to all participants. Non-Brasilians will need to pay their own travel costs, however we can over an invitation letter. We have a small house
for lodging and space for camping. Spaces will be given in order of arrival. The preparation of the 3 daily meals, as well as maintenance of the place and organisation of the schedule is the responsibility of the participants and the assembly. A wiki will be available to support the coordination and documentation.

We would like the meeting to generate a distributed network of investigations, debates, medias and organic collaborative synthetics, so we are also interested in remote participations in the form of texts, videos or other materials to be shared.

Some possible themes, skills and contributions could be :

Astronomical observation, autonomous cartographies, alchemy, aerial balloon activism, drones
or helicopters, monitoring of satellite and radiocommunciations, free software and hardware, visualisation of space, space craft, free radio, electronic waste, tactical communication, diy, diwo, space cultures and utopias, afrofuturism, feminism and micropolitics, science fiction, art, noiseocracy and sound, witchcraft, subjective infrastructures, technoshamanism, quantum and space physics ….

If you have a telescope, please bring it!

To take part please  fill in the form *BEFORE THE 20th MAY 2013*  at

If you have a proposal please include a brief description, the materials you require and the manner of operating. It would be good to include links and fotos.

The event is part of an ever widening worldwide movement of artists, investigators and hackers who, developing and sharing their investigations, are creating a global space commons. You can find more information on the MSST and other groups here :


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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.


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