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Space is the place

mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
From 08.09.2023 to 04.02.2024
mudac presents “Space is the place”, a programme that focuses on the complex relationship between the cosmos and our planet. Bringing together the work of designers, artists, and science fiction writers, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in these issues, the programme includes two exhibitions, three publications and a series of events.

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mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
PLATEFORME 10 - Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne

How to get there


From 08.09.2023 to 04.02.2024
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month. 
On 24 and 31 December: 10am to 5pm. 
Closed on 25 December and 1 January. 

CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot 
Bus 1, 3, 21, 60: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 
Bus 6: «Cécil» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 

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The exhibitions:

Cosmos. Design from Here and Beyond
Black holes, dark matter, nebulae, exoplanets, gravitational waves, the Big Bang, the multiverse… The countless cosmic objects and phenomena that make up our universe are sources of inspiration for literature, music, visual and performing arts… Design is no exception to this fascination. This first exhibition unveils the work of designers who have, in conceptual, technical or poetic ways, questioned the architecture of the universe and the hidden laws of physics that govern it.

Terra. Designing our Planet
The second exhibition reverses the perspective. Here, in keeping with the second Copernican revolution, we look at our planet from space. The exhibition examines the techno-scientific promises of absolute control and manipulation of our planet, inherited from the Age of Enlightenment and largely accelerated by the industrial revolution and, more recently, geoengineering. Has Earth become a design object, an artefact that humans can measure, control, and even modify? This exhibition takes stock of a stance that has existed since humans settled: design on our planet.

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