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Space Imaginaries Symposium

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  • Powerhouse Ultimo
    500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia

At a crucial moment of cascading planetary scale crises, the questions that emerge around the possibilities and prospects of humanity living in space become ever more crucial. In this context it is necessary to imagine a diversity of futures in space and query those frameworks that reproduce ongoing historical harms of exploitation of people and nature.

A purpose of this event is to generate a space of deliberation that might be better attuned to biocentric, sustainable, caring, just and inclusive approaches to outer space.

This hybrid one-day event that brings together diverse voices working at the intersection of planetary sciences, humanities, law, social and environmental justice, and space exploration to discuss ways for thinking alternative narratives of space futures and undoing the legacies of colonialism in space affairs.

The format features talks, brief presentations, conversations, and creative work. Co-sponsored by Western Sydney University through an ARC Future Fellowship Grant (FT 190100729) led by Prof. Juan Francisco Salazar, School of Humanities and Communication Arts & Institute for Culture and Society.