Founder:
Julijonas Urbonas

Curator:
Jan Boelen

Assistant Curator:
Milda Batakytė

Commissioner:
Julija Reklaitė

Laboratory design:
Isora x Lozuraityte Studio

Graphic design:
Studio Pointer*

Programming:
Studio Pointer* and Fred Rodrigues

Producer:
Mindaugas Reklaitis

Communication strategy:
Giedrė Šileikytė

Presented by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Organised by Rupert, Centre for Art and Education, Vilnius

Strategic partner:
X Museum, Beijing

Partners:

Marina Militare, Venice
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius
Collective, Edinburgh
Science Gallery, Dublin


Collaborators:

Vilnius Academy of Arts
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Vilnius University
Lithuanian Aerospace Association
Kosmica Institute
Formuniform


Ambassadors:

Darius Žakaitis
Daividas Rafanavičius
Lolita Jablonskienė
Monika Mačiulytė
Marius Urbanavičius
Rasa Antanavičiūtė


Thanks to:

Alessandro Zorzetto
Angelo Boscolo
Giedrė Kasparavičienė
Giulio Romoli
Jogintė Bučinskaitė
Justė Kostikovaitė
Laura Gabrielaitytė-Kazulėnienė
Lina Vaitiekūnaitė
Marco Scurati
Marta Atzeni
Maurizio Loi
Miglė Kolinytė
Vitalija Jasaitė
Yates Norton

autoriai | creative agency, Vilnius
MO Museum, Vilnius
L'Associazione Culturale Olivolo, Venezia


[ About ]

→ The Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) is an organisation that researches space architecture and gravitational aesthetics. The agency takes the radical and unique experiences of space to redefine who we are and what we can know and imagine.

→ The LSA focuses on exploring what the roles of architecture, design and art can be in the new space age, both globally and in the context of Lithuania. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines, the agency mobilises space research to address urgent questions about society, politics, the environment and culture in an era of rapid change.

→ The agency functions as an independent body, establishing temporary space-laboratories for their projects around the world on an ad hoc basis. The LSA founder is Julijonas Urbonas - artist, designer, researcher and engineer - who is behind all of the LSA projects, including the ambitious programme Planet of People, which is creating an artificial planet made of human bodies.

→ Each year, the LSA publishes a report providing an overview of the agency’s research, experiments, discoveries and achievements.

[ Projects ]

Lithuanian Space Agency at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

22nd of May – 21st of November 2021

→ The LSA presents Julijonas Urbonas’ Planet of People, an artistic study into a hypothetical artificial planet made up of human bodies.

→ Instead of sending humans to colonise other planets, what if we catapult them into space to form a new planet - a planet of people?

→ The LSA presents a prototype to test this out and explores what it would actually take to realise such a planet. In this way, the project raises questions about our current and future life on Earth and beyond.

Planet of People uses a 3D scanner to scan the participants of the experiment and ‘send’ them into space as animated simulations. As more and more people participate over the course of the trial run in Venice, the scanned bodies begin to form an extra-terrestrial planet.

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