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Commissioned by UNBOXED: CreativityOur Place in Space is a project commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity Read More

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If we could look back at Earth from the vastness of the solar system, what would we feel? Wouldn’t squabbles look stupid from Saturn? Wouldn’t violence seem senseless from Venus? Forget about ‘Us and Them’, from the perspective of Pluto, it’s just US!

So, what exactly is Our Place in Space?

Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.

Out-of-this-world sculpture trail

The Our Place in Space sculpture trail will stretch over 10 km and will travel from the banks of the River Foyle in Derry~Londonderry (22 April - 22 May) to Divis and the Black Mountain in Belfast (11 June - 10 July), before heading to Cambridge (30 July - 28 August) and returning to Northern Ireland at the Ulster Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path (dates TBC)

What happens when an artist and an astrophysicist get together?

Learn more about what inspired Oliver Jeffers and Professor Stephen Smartt to create Our Place in Space.

Creative Team

From an initial concept by Oliver Jeffers and Chris Haughton

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