"We are living in the age of Entrepreneurial Space. A myriad of new private aerospace companies continues to emerge many with proven capabilities of accessing what’s beyond the Kármán line (the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space) and into a new era of space exploration. We are at the brink of a revolution, with the affirmation of cheap and sustained access to space, mankind will taste the unlimited resources waiting for us out there.
Any intervention outside of our mothership Earth is a very risky endeavor. The risks and complications are tenfold when missions include people and have to guarantee their psycho-physical wellbeing for prolonged periods. Experience has shown in the past 50 and more years, people don’t do well in cramped up “tin cans” especially in the harshness of space and environments of microgravity, bombarded by harmful radiations, and in a state of monotonous routine.
The goal of the workshop will be to come up with design solutions that future space travelers can use to cope with the risks of monotony and boredom and all the psycho-physiological risks their missions will present during their arduous endeavors away from home."
Workshop Facilitator: Raffi Tchakerian