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Special guests joining The Evening of Angelo Vermeulen

During The Evening of Angelo Vermeulen 24 May, special guests NASA economist Alex MacDonald, curator Sarah Cook, and researchers Caroline Nevejan and Prof. Frances Brazier will be joining Vermeulen and will be exploring what it would take to live on a starship.


Designing a starship is a unique challenge. It’s a contained space that demands the need for a total physical ecosystem, but also a carefully balanced social system. Technological, biological, and social systems would have to work in harmony for such ambitious missions to succeed.

Artist and mathematician Valery Vermeulen will bring a live audio performance based on real-time radio astronomical signals.

About Angelo Vermeulen

Vermeulen is an artist, biologist, space systems researcher, and community organizer. In his work he ties together technological, ecological, and social systems through group engagement and collaboration.

Currently, Vermeulen is a 2013-2014 TED Senior Fellow, and holds positions at LUCA School of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium, and Die Angewandte in Vienna, Austria.

About guests

Alex MacDonald is an executive staff specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory within the Civil and Commercial Space Division. Sarah cook is curator of contemporary art, writer and new media art historian.

Caroline Nevejan is a researcher and designer. Currently she is collaborating with Professor Frances Brazier. Brazier chairs the Systems Engineering Group of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology.

Don’t miss this unique evening and get you tickets now!

Event information

Saturday 24 May
20:00 - 22:00
Arminius Congres- en Debatcentrum
Tickets € 15 € 10