Director Alice Sharp speaks at UK Space Conference
Space, Society and Culture
On Tuesday 14th July, Invisible Dust Director Alice Sharp will join a host of speakers at the UK Space Conference, to explore the significance of space in different cultural contexts – from visual art to philosophy.
The session, called Space, Society and Culture, will explore how disciplines outside of the traditional space sector may offer insight that could feed into the work and goals of the space industry.
Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, will chair the session. Other speakers include the artist Aleksandra Mir, who will speak on the theme of space in her work, and specifically plans for her new piece, Space Tapestry. Stuart Armstrong, from the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, will speak about the Fermi paradox and it’s implications for humanity.
Alice Sharp will discuss her experience curating projects on the science-art interface, such as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) artist in residence programme. During her time as the first Artist in residence with Space Science at the Laboratory, Elizabeth Price won the 2012 Turner prize Elizabeth Price. The current RAL resident artist, Phil Coy, is focusing on satellite imagery, pixels and the mapping of earth from the air.
The UK space conference takes place every two years. For 2015 the conference is discussing Space – Enabled Futures, focusing on how space research can impact on wider society and education.
The Conference takes place from 13th-15th July at the Arena & Convention Centre in Liverpool. Space, Society and Culture is at 8.45am on Tuesday 14th July. See the conference website for more information and tickets.