MICRO LIBRARY BOOKS MARTIAN SERIES
A collection of three visual-led poems written for the Design Museum's Moving to Mars exhibition shop, October 2019.
The poems - Arrive & Explore; Survive & Expand and Thrive & Exploit - explore how our earthly ideas of design, language and imagination are not yet fit for purpose for a planet at once familiar and distinct from our own.
A collaboration with artist Lee Shearman. Produced as handmade miniature books by Micro Library Books.
ARRIVE & EXPLORE
Arrive & Explore encounters Mars as a sea-less sphere, presenting an imagined map inspired by the artwork of Emmy Ingeborg Brun (1872 - 1929), a Danish socialist and amateur astronomer.
SURVIVE & EXPAND
Survive & Expand puts forward a blueprint of ideas for terraforming, overcoming initial survival challenges and a plan in case of failure.
THRIVE & EXPLOIT
Thrive & Exploit presents speculative Martian architecture including buildings imported from Earth and set down on Mars, re-design and re-engineering of our terrestrial way of living, and wholly new creations.