Space Assembly: The Cultural Negotiation of Space Science

Tue – Wed, 9am – 5.30pm

Squires Cinema / Experimental Studio

In recent years we have witnessed a rapid acceleration in the exploration, commercialisation and militarisation of space. Scientific advancements in cosmology, supported by remote imaging, have been accompanied by the growing development of commercial satellite communications, space exploration and tourism, as well as an increasing presence of military space technology. But how are these activities – underpinned by techno-scientific development – being processed culturally, critically, creatively and ethically?

Space Assembly: The Cultural Negotiation of Space Science is a two-day event hosted by Northumbria University’s ‘Space’ Interdisciplinary Research Theme (IDRT). The event offers an exploration of cultural/civic perspectives on Space Science and how they intersect, influence, challenge and contribute to the work being carried out in techno-scientific fields; and new perspectives and methods of working between disciplinary cultures.

See here for a full programme and biographies of contributors.

Part of Institutional Fieldworking: CNoS @10, a three-week series of exhibitions and events celebrating the tenth anniversary of Northumbria University’s Cultural Negotiation of Science Research Group (CNoS). The programme shares and tests the group’s commitment to supporting innovative, practice-based methods to negotiate and re-vision the relationships between scientific and artistic research in ways that both unsettle and connect. Institutional Fieldworking proposes CNoS’ parent institution, Northumbria University, as the ‘field’ in which to perform and make manifest examples of critical cross-disciplinary research and practice via six ‘strands’ of activity that embody the authenticity of what it is to work together.

Northumbria University 2 Sandyford Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SB

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28—29 November 2023

Tue – Wed, 9am – 5.30pm

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