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Public realm intervention

Origami Space Race

Open source space travel

Officially the Space Race arrived in the UK when visitors to the AND festival, in September were able to make their very own airplane as part of the Origami Space Race by Saso Sedlacek.

The Origami Space Race project was an initiative for alternative space program which used contemporary art as a platform for the development and promotion of ecologically based space technologies and its applications on earth. It was a race for the development of the best origami space airplane, with the final goal of initiating an open source space program as an alternative to official space programs.

The project developed from a challenge made to the Japanese Scientist Shinji Suzuki from the University of Tokyo, in 2009  who was the first to launch an origami prototype airplane from International Space Station. Since the Origami Space Airplane’s launch the Space Race has heightened and at the AND festival the competition began again when we competed for the the best origami space airplane with the final goal of initiating the open source space programme.

Saso Sadlacek has been working across the Masters and Servers partners with Link and Aksioma.

18 Sept- 20 Sept 2015
Grizedale Forest, (UK)

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