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Mars: Designing for the Red Planet

Join leading designers, scientists and theorists to explore the challenges of designing for Mars, in collaboration with Imperial College London.

Members priority booking opens 10.00 Friday 29 November

General on sale opens 10.00 Thursday 5 December

What to expect

From an average temperature of -63 degrees Celsius to the constant presence of extreme radiation, Mars creates unprecedented challenges for designers working at the limits of human habitability.

How can design support humanity to survive extreme isolation, grow food in inhospitable conditions, create zero waste-streams, closed-loop survival systems, and social spaces in minimal conditions.

In this one-day symposium, leading designers, scientists and theorists will explore how human and planet-centred design are playing a role in the greatest 21st century space challenge, and the lessons we can learn for design here on Earth.

You will also have access to the Moving to Mars exhibition as a part of the symposium. You are also invited to join the RAEBURN Late in the museum’s atrium afterwards.

Indicative Timetable:
14.00 - 18.00
14.00 Introduction
14.15 Panel 1: 2x speakers
15.15 Panel 2: 2x speakers
16.15 Coffee Break
16.45 Panel 3: 2x speakers
17.45 Event Ends

Mars: Designing for the Red Planet is developed in partnership with Imperial College London.

Booking information

Adult: £25
Student/concession: £15
Members: £20

Related exhibition

Moving to Mars

Is the journey to the Red Planet one of the great challenges of our time? Through immersive recreations and new commissions, discover how every detail of this extraordinary mission must be designed.