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Break Out: Gardening Mars – Het Nieuwe Instituut

June 28, 2018, 18:30 - 19:00

Gardening Mars is about the ‘terraforming’ of Mars, or the transformation of Mars into an environment that is suitable for earthly life.

Prior to this physical and biological intervention necessarily has to come another phase – the one we are still in now.  This is the phase of imagining Mars as a second, ‘other’ earth – the actual start of terraformation. This ‘cultural’ terraformation of Mars is informed by developments on earth, such as the climate crisis, doubts about technological ‘progress’ and the focus on perpetual economic growth.

Gardening Mars shows how the current ideas of humans going to Mars fall into four different flavours, that all combine futuristic technology with outdated ideas on innovation.

Het Nieuwe Instituut is a cultural institution that focuses on innovation.


June 28, 2018
18:30 - 19:00
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