New Book “We Can’t Stop Thinking About the Future” by Aleksandra Mir

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I am incredibly flattered to be one of the people interviewed in this book. The author, artist Aleksandra Mir, contacted me some time ago and invited me to her studio where some of her incredible Sharpie murals were in various stages of completion. We had a brilliant conversation (the transcription of which is included in the book) and then I was photographed, sat on one of her beautiful murals… I couldn’t believe I was walking and sitting on a piece of art!

The book is available for sale through the publisher MIT Press ($18.95/ £13.99), and from other agents such as Amazon

I enjoyed reading this review of the book by Régine Debatty on her website We Make Money Not Art.

The book is part of Aleksandra Mir’s larger project Space Tapestry, currently on exhibition in various locations.

There are three main events (chapters) to Space Tapestry:

Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford, 2017
24 June – 12 November 2017. Aleksandra Mir at the Modern Art Oxford

Space Tapestry: Faraway Missions, Tate Liverpool, 2017 
23 June to 15 October 2017 Aleksandra Mir at the Tate Liverpool 

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, 2017

 

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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.