1 February 2014 “Global Lunar Day” London
Image: “Private Moon in Formosa” by Leonid Tishkov,
I’ll be moderating this event. I’m afraid that tickets are already gone, but you can put your name on the waiting list, or it’s also being livestreamed at http://bambuser.com/channel/The+Arts+Catalyst
These are the details from the website “Global Lunar Day”:
Global Lunar Day, symposium
Joanna Griffin, Dr Jill Stuart, Professor Bernard Foing, Bee Thakore, Dr Marek Kukula
Oxo Tower Wharf
London SE1 9PH
The launch of India’s Chandraayan-1 and the (projected) first soft landing on the moon since 1976 by the Chinese Space agency’s Chang ‘E-3 has shifted the global perspective on lunar exploration. What are the implications of the new wave of lunar missions by former developing countries? How does this affect the cultural perspective worldwide on the Moon and what does this mean to people who live in non-western countries? A panel of commentators from the science, engineering and art worlds give their opinions during the final weekend of The Arts Catalyst’s Republic of the Moon exhibition.
Moderator: Dr Jill Stuart (Executive Editor of Space Policy)
Prof Bernard Foing (Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group)
Bijal (Bee) Thakore (engineer and member of Board of Directors, Planetary Society)
Dr Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich)
Joanna Griffin (artist and researcher Srishti School of Art, Bangalore, Transtech).
NOTE: There is a stairlift to the exhibition galleries and the symposium venue. The event will be recorded and every effort will be made to livestream the talks.