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Mars: The Last Frontier?

Utopia

Kim Stanley Robinson

Debate

The writer Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy will speak with the cultural researcher José Luis de Vicente about space as a driver of contemporary utopian thought.

Science fiction is often inspired by space when imagining possible futures. Sometimes this happens by assuming the need to leave planet Earth, which has become small in the immensity of the cosmos, while on other occasions, as in Robinson’s literature, utopia is used for rethinking social and economic models that are endangering the only home we have known as a species. With the revival of the space race, which will take humans to the moon again and, maybe, to Mars in the next few decades, it is important to ask about the stories that are influencing our relationship with space. What futures will be opened up by this new era of space exploration? How can utopian thinking help us to save the Earth?

Kim Stanley Robinson will participate by videoconference.

Participants: Kim Stanley Robinson, José Luis de Vicente

This activity is part of Mars, Mars: The Last Frontier?

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The writer Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy speaks with the cultural researcher José Luis de Vicente about space as a driver of contemporary utopian thought.

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