SCHOOL OF
DESIGN

LONG NIGHT OF THE STARS

08/09/2017

Evento

SPACE4INSPIRACTION - SCHOOL OF DESIGN - POLITECNICO DI MILANO
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LONG NIGHT OF THE STARS
ESA Space Operations Centre - ESOC 50 - 8 September 2017

 

The course Space4InspirAction at Politecnico Milano’s School of Design was invited by the European Space Agency to participate in Long Night of the Stars, an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre, in Darmstadt, Germany.

We are pleased to present the results of the first edition of Space4InspirAction, inspired by Space scenarios with the aim of finding connections between “living in Space” and “living on Earth.” We studied astronauts’ activities in microgravity and the alterations of body postures and  movements in relation to their objects that can generate new gestures and ideas for innovative projects.

Thanks to ESA support, we compared our design vision with real conditions and requirements and found innovative solutions designed for Space, which can also be transferred to daily life on Earth as spin-offs, helping increase wellbeing. 

Space innovation will have a strong influence on how people behave and perform, and the role of design is to translate the transformation that technology brings to peoples’ needs for a more sustainable society.

 

http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC/Long_Night_of_the_Stars_ESA_open_doors_in_Darmstadt 

 

Professors Annalisa Dominoni, Benedetto Quaquaro