A Scenario ticket includes free entrance (same day) to STRP EXPO 2020.
With: Alice Gorman, Angelo Vermeulen, Leo Fidjeland & Linnea Våglund (Nonhuman Nonsense) & Marjolijn van Heemstra
When: April 5th, 15:00-18:00
Mankind has a drive for expansion that reaches beyond our own planet. We feel an urge to propagate, to grow and to expand, so we developed space travel and embarked upon a cosmic exploration. Traveling through space has taught us a lot about other planets, but even more about ourselves. We send humans to the moon and robots to Mars, and we send satellites billions of miles away to gather information.
Around 2020, NASA-satellite Voyager 1 will reach interstellar space. It will be the first space probe to leave our solar system. What will we discover? Alien life? Even better - a planet that is so like our own Earth that we can ensure the safety of our kind?
Talk of colonization has dominated the discussions regarding space travel in the previous years. The necessity is clear: the Earth is running out and we need a planet B. But does that even exist? Initiatives like Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Mars 2117 and the failed Mars One project set out with hopes to find alternative habitations for humans, away from planet Earth. Mars ideologists dream of mankind transitioning into a multi-planetary species: creatures from Earth that have settled on more than one planet. How much hope does the dream of living on the red planet carry? Will we do the same damage there as we did on earth? Will we repeat our history with war, slavery and unequal divisions of capital and power?