SPACE WASTE LAB is a living lab which is supported by space experts such as ESA (European Space Agency), students, visitors, and the team of Studio Roosegaarde. Phase 1 starts with a unique large outdoor installation of LEDs and real-time tracking information to visualise space waste on an altitude of 200 to 20.000 kilometers. The indoor exhibition consists of a real piece of space waste accompanied by an education programme with space waste experts and amateurs to create a new perspective on space waste.
Phase 2 is a multi-year program to capture space waste and upcycle it into sustainable products.
Daan Roosegaarde: "We need to look at space in a better way. What is space waste, how can we fix it, and what is its potential? Space waste is the smog of our universe."
SPACE WASTE LAB can be visited from 5 October 2018 until 19 January 2019 at Kunstlinie KAF in Almere, the Netherlands. The live light performances can be visited after sunset on 5 and 6 October, 9 and 10 November, 7 and 8 December and 18 and 19 January 2019. After that phase 2 starts with space scientists to capture and upcycle space waste.