We have been working with world renowned artist Oliver Jeffers to realize a vision for Unboxed 2022. Our Place in Space is a playful experiment that asks: What is the difference between ‘US’ and ‘THEM’? What happens to your perspective when you look back at earth from space? Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers, Our Place in Space combines a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programmes.
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The Our Place in Space sculpture trail will stretch over 10 kilometers and will travel from a riverside location in Derry / Londonderry (April / May) to Divis and Black Mountain in Belfast (June / July), before heading to Cambridge (August) and returning to Northern Ireland at the Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path (September / October).
STEAM-based learning and wide-ranging events programmes will explore what it means to live on Earth in 2022, and how we might better share and protect our planet in future. Our Place in Space is Northern Ireland’s project for UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, commissioned by Belfast City Council.
Part visitor attraction, part immersive learning experience, Our Place in Space will bring together millions of people across the UK in an act of purposeful and meaningful inquiry. Our Place in Space asks: Which side are we on? Are we ‘US’ or are we ‘THEM’? And should there really be any ’sides’ at all once we view ourselves, alone on a tiny planet – the only one that can harbour life – from the vastness of outer space?