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Architecture Beyond the Earth\'s Horizon

02.12.2009 to 02.12.2009

Architecture Beyond the Earth\'s Horizon



wed, 02.12.2009
18.00 h - 22.00 h

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Architecture Beyond the Earth\'s Horizon
Symposium and Panel Discussion

Date: Wed, Dec 2, 6 pm
Venue: Az W, Podium
Admission free!

It is 40 years since man first stepped on the moon. These first footsteps on the Earth\'s satellite, followed in astonishment by humanity via television on Jul 21, 1969 still count today as an incomparable milestone despite being so recent. Following a loss of interest in this mission to the moon, a renewed interest in space travel is to be noted in the last ten years. New missions to the moon, to Mars and beyond are confronting architects and designers with tasks for which they have to depart from familiar operational territory. The subject being engaged with is: possibilities for the future of housing, living and working on Earth as well as in outer space.

6 pm
Welcome Address
Dietmar Steiner (Director of the Az W),
Harald Posch (Head of the Agentur für Luft- und Raumfahrt of the FFG)

6.15 pm
Barbara Imhof (Space Architect),
Kurt Zweifel (Curator)

6.30 pm
Brief Talks (20 min each)
Brent Sherwood (Manager of Strategic Planning & Project Formulation, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory),
Gregor Eichinger (Professor at the ETH Zürich, Chair for User Interface),
Piero Messina (Head of the Coordination Office, Directorate of Human Spaceflight, ESA),
Tristan Weddigen (Professor at Zurich University, Art History Institute)

8.30 pm
Panel Discussion
Elke Krasny (Culture Theorist and Curator)

A cooperation by the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)

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