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.

 

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© 2020 by Pip Rowson. All images © Lee Shearman and Pip Rowson.