Kosmica Mexico: 8-10 August 2013


I fly out next Tuesday to join the Kosmica crowd in Mexico City for the next installment of this project, which “brings together earth-bound artists, astronomers, performers, space explorers and musicians from across the globe.”

(Pictures and videos to follow, and perhaps even an article or two commissioned for Space Policy…I’m very excited/ ¡Estoy emocionada!)

Laboratorio Arte Alameda
Colón 5, Centro Histórico
Mexico City,
Mexico C.P. 06050

The second annual 3-day galactic gathering in Mexico – an off-the-planet mix of art, science, debate, music and film, exploring alternative and cultural uses of space.

For more details (in Spanish) see http://kosmicamx.com/2013/

Bookings, email registro@kosmicamx.com

From the Arts Catalyst website here:

KOSMICA Mexico brings together earth-bound artists, astronomers, performers, space explorers and musicians from across the glob – UK, France, Lithuania, Slovenia, Australia and the US. It is programmed by the artist Nahum and The Arts Catalyst (UK) in partnership with the Laboratorio Arte Alameda, INBA (Mexico).

For its second edition in Mexico City KOSMICA will see over 18 international participants actively working in cultural and artistic aspects of space exploration. This year’s programme is divided in four sessions:

Thursday 8 August – Artists in the cosmos

  • Andy Gracie (UK)
  • Marko Peljhan (Slovenia)
  • Ariel Waldman (USA)
  • Daniela de Paulis (Italy)
  • Ale de la Puente (Mexico)

Friday 9 August – Space programmes and left-behind communities

  • Rob La Frenais (UK)
  • Jareh Das (UK)
  • Kerry Doyle (USA)
  • Willoh S. Weiland (Australia)
  • Mexican Space Collective (Mexico)

Saturday 10 August – first session: Peaceful and open space

  • Nicola Triscott (UK)
  • Jill Stuart (USA)
  • Roger Malina (USA)

Saturday 10 August – second session: Fantasy and magic in space

  • Julijonas Urbonas (Lithuania)
  • Nick Campion (UK)
  • Miguel Alcubierre Moya (Mexico)
  • Nahum Mantra (Mexico)
  • Anais Tondeur (France)


KOSMICA in Mexico has been made possible thanks to the support of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Mexico through Laboratorio Arte Alameda.

KOSMICA is endorsed by ITACCUS, the International Astronautical Federation’s Committee on the Cultural Utilisation of Space.



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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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