Spatial Flux at Unknown Unknowns - Milan Triennale


Unknown Unknowns - Triennale Milano

Unknown Unknowns - Triennale Milano

Friday — Sunday
July 15, 2022 —
January 8, 2023

This year's Milan Triennale is titled Unknown Unknowns. The exhibit features Spatial Flux—a prototype developed by Carson Smuts, Chrisoula Kapelonis, and Kent Larson in connection with their work in City Science and in conjunction with the Space Exploration Initiative.

"The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency, is the nerve center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries are hazy and permeable, and that present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.

Unknown Unknowns addresses a series of themes including: gravity, seen as 'the greatest designer', an artisan that tirelessly shapes the universe to which we belong; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space; and, ultimately, the mysteries linked to deep space."

Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new world of possibilities where we can deploy structures that no longer have to counteract/resist gravitational force. We would like to explore new forms of rapid inflatable prototyping. Most importantly, this prototype explores surfaces utilizing materials that would normally fail on Earth, yet flourish in zero gravity.

Spatial Flux is a seamless pneumatic surface that morphs to embrace the human body in zero gravity.


Unknown Unknown- Milan Triennale

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