Space Waste Lab

Space Waste Lab

Space Waste Lab

Right now there are more than 29.000 objects larger than 10 centimeter floating around the earth. It is space waste; parts of broken rockets and satellites. This waste can damage our current satellites, with collisions creating more space waste and disturbing our digital communications. And nobody really knows how to fix it.

Studio Roosegaarde announces the start of the new large-scale project: Space Waste Lab. Space Waste Lab is a long-term program to create a new perspective on space waste.

Daan Roosegaarde: "We need to look at space in a better way. What is space waste, how can we fix it, and what is its potential? Space waste is the smog of our universe."

Space Waste Lab is a living lab which is supported by space experts such as ESA (European Space Agency), students and the team of Studio Roosegaarde. The exhibition enables visitors to experience space waste not only as a threat but also as a potential source for new creativity. Phase one starts with a unique large outdoor installation including LEDs and real-time tracking information. The indoor exhibition consists of a real piece of space debris accompanied by an education and conference programme with space waste experts.

Specifications:

Space Waste Lab can be visited from 5th of October 2018 until mid January 2019 at Kunstlinie KAF in Almere, NL.

Clients:

Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF) is the cultural hot spot in Almere where all disciplines such as theatre, architecture, music or dance are represented. The city of Almere will be hosting the Floriade Expo 2022.

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Press Release

Now at Quartz: Dutch design lab is exploring creative uses for space trash
Our new mission to clean space from man-made junk
Our new mission to clean space from man-made junk
Designboom sat down with Daan Roosegaarde to learn more about his new space waste project. Read here the full interview.
SPACE WASTE LAB
SPACE WASTE LAB
Our new Space Waste Lab will open in Almere NL on October 5 including a large scale installation, exhibition and education programme to bring new space perspectives. Read our Press Release.