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The Everyday Martian
'The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever...' - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1911)
How will humans adapt to a life lived almost entirely indoors? Who will get to govern this new settlement? Will a 687-day year transform how we work and rest? What rituals and beliefs might emerge to cope with the sensory deprivation of a monochrome planet?
Join students from the MA Material Futures programme at Central Saint Martins, UAL and invited guest experts for an afternoon of performance, discussion and debate on what the future of human life on Mars might be like. At a time when the 21st Century Race for Space is led by dominant economic and political forces, this event asks what alternative visions might be offered for life on the Red Planet before humans begin to settle there.
Over the course of the afternoon, participants will experience five immersive performances that present every-day scenarios, covering topics ranging from birth on Mars to food-rituals and sport. Following these, invited guest experts will lead a series of discussions that explore different futures for life on the planet, and the roles design might play in responding to its unique environmental, social and political conditions.
‘The Everyday Martian’ is a collaborative project between the MA Material Futures programme at Central Saint Martins, UAL and the Design Museum.
Background image | Christine Lew, The galactic everyday design fashion graduates - Dezeen