“Form ever follows function,” goes architect Louis Sullivan’s famous adage about design. But what happens to form in the absence of gravity?
On the eve of her second mission aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti—who in 2015 became the first person to brew coffee in space, and donated her zero-G coffee cup to MoMA’s collection—will discuss some of the biggest design challenges and opportunities presented by the space race. Together with curator Paola Antonelli, Samantha will launch a call for solutions to a few design problems. The ideas generated might one day improve the lives of people living in space—professional astronauts and private space flyers alike.
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