Global Lunar Day, Marek Kukula





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Published on Feb 3, 2014

Global Lunar Day, symposium

An afternoon symposium investigating international cultural approaches to the Moon as part of The Arts Catalyst's Republic of the Moon exhibition at Bargehouse, Southbank, London 10 January - 2 February 2014.

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 discuss.

Saturday 1 February 2014, 2-5pm

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).

Republic of the Moon is a touring exhibition, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst with FACT. The first version of the exhibition was presented at FACT Liverpool in winter 2012. The exhibition and residency has been made possible with Grants for the Arts support from Arts Council England and Science & Technology Facilities Council.
Bargehouse is owned and managed by social enterprise, Coin Street Community Builders: www.coinstreet.org


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