The MIT SEI Space Governance Collaborative

The Space Governance Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at the MIT Media Lab with a growing network of global partners. We seek to advance equitable futures for humanity in space and on Earth by working at both interpersonal and institutional scales to design effective governance systems.

Interpersonal. We are developing studies to investigate and prototype patterns of decision making, negotiation, and identity formation, in simulated off-Earth contexts.

Institutional. We work with researchers, industry leaders, and ordinary citizens to architect the systems of governance that will enable human flourishing.

Our research will pose and answer critical questions about our spacefaring future at a critical, exciting, yet uncertain, time for the space industry and democratic governance, more broadly.

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