Origami Space Race
Produced by: Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
Origami Space Race is an initiative project for an alternative space program based on the use of origami space airplane and open source strategies. The project’s main aim is to produce a turn in the approach to the space technology, a turn toward more ecological technologies and into more open perception and greater accessibility of space. In this project, art functions as a stimulant for the idea being developed by Japanese scientists, who are planning to launch an origami aircraft from the International Space Station. This idea has the potential of becoming a starting point of a new generation of ecological spacecraft as well as other origami structures applicable in space. And this project would like to stimulate and contribute to these future inventions.