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Space Architecture: Part 2

Join architect and technologist Xavier De Kestelier as he speculates on the future of architecture beyond planet Earth.

What to expect

What is the future of space architecture? Hear a panel of architects and anthropologists reflect on advancements in space architecture today and discuss designs for an inspiring future.

Space architecture conjures up images of gleaming white spaces with brushed aluminium details, endless corridors with automatic sliding doors and astronauts in uniforms operating curved see-through touch screens.

But the reality of living and travelling in space, is quite the opposite: cramped spaces, cluttered walls full of equipment and astronauts in shorts and polo shirts operating standard laptops.

This second discussion on Space Architecture is for both participants who attended the first talk and those who did not.

Mars habitat by HASSELL in partnership with Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC). Part of NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/concession: £8
Members: £5

Speakers

Xavier De Kestelier

Xavier De Kestelier is an architect and technologist with a passion for human space exploration. He is the Head of Design Technology and Innovation at HASSELL studio. He believes that architects have a crucial role to play in the design of any future settlements on Mars or the moon and has worked on space habitat projects with both ESA and NASA.

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Background image | Mars habitat by HASSELL in partnership with Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC). Part of NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge