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Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia

Prologue

ISS Modules

Scheme of the International Space Station.

 

The International Space Station is the Earth’s only inhabited satellite. Comprised of modules produced and launched by different countries it is a conglomerate and a reshuffling of territories and sovereignties. It is a representation, and a quite persuasive materialization of a utopian vision of the united humanity.  However, ungrounded, detached from the Earth, off limits to the majority of the planet’s inhabitants, it is still only a simulation of a utopian possibility, and a territory that still carries the terrestrial divisions into the outer space. Grounding Utopias explores the relational space between an idea and its materialization.

Prologue