Skeith De Wine
ESA Topical Team
Final Frontier Design
Arthur Woods .
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Cultural Center of European Space Technologies / KSEVT explores the most complex social-technological achievements of modern civilization, national and commercial space programs. Through the development of science and technology they influence the development of modern social-technological culture. But due to their limited sphere of national and commercial goals their influence on culture remains merely coincidental, inconsiderate and unreflected. KSEVT (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies) was founded as an answer to all these needs. KSEVT develops a cultural space program that sets its main frame around the topics of culturalization of space and the composite of art and science. KSEVT focuses on exploring and developing guidelines for the implementation of a cultural space program; it wishes to encourage both culturalization of space and composite research and development. Exploring and developing guidelines for the implementation of a cultural space program enables interaction of various experts, artists and scientists. They deal with a cultural cross section of space programs, each from his own method of thought and, moreover, they establish composite diplomatic protocols between the fields of art and science. KSEVT encourages individuals and organisations included in space and culture related activities to develop common projects. Through those efforts we can begin to recognise cultural patterns of space programs. Such new findings can then be transferred as cultural applications to the interested as well as wider cultural public. Supporting composite research and development encourages scientific and artistic public to develop composite diplomatic protocols and models of thinking even further, all serving the same cause – a more complete understanding of the question: “What is it like to be human in space?”
• left and above: Exterior views of the recently opened Cultural Center of European Space Technologies / KSEVT in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It opened to the public in October 2012.
• Interior view of the recently opened Cultural Center of European Space Technologies / KSEVT in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It opened to the public in October 2012. Photos courtesy of KSEVT.