Space Assembly

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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 conference hosted by Northumbria University’s ‘Space’ Interdisciplinary Research Theme (IDRT), scheduled as part of the festival programme, Institutional Fieldworking: CNoS@10, marking the tenth anniversary of The Cultural Negotiation of Science (CNoS) research group. The conference offers an exploration of 1) 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 2) new perspectives and methods of working between disciplinary cultures.
Period28 Nov 202329 Nov 2023
Event typeConference
LocationNewcastle , United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational