Moving to Mars; 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8; Until Feb 23rd ; from £16
Step into a full-scale Mars home, immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the landscape and learn how rethinking daily life for a zero-waste, clean energy-powered civilisation might help future generations on Earth.
Children born today are the first who might witness a human mission to Mars in their lifetime. It’s one of humanity’s great challenges and everything will need to be designed – but should we even be going?
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX; NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners, AI SpaceFactory; robotic builders by Foster & Partners; the first sustainable urban design for Mars, Mars City Design; the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface; Christopher Raeburn’s new fashion collection inspired by the red planet and much more.
Age guidance 8+ Visitors are advised to plan on average 1 hour and 15 minutes to see the whole exhibition
Beazley Designs of the Year; 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8; Until March 31st ; from £12
Explore innovations and inventions from around the world that champion accessibility, design for women and local ideas with a global impact.
Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is an annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers across the globe today.
Nominators were asked to select their favourite designs that inspire, represent change in their field, and capture this moment in time. This was the first year that the public nominated alongside design experts.
Sound in Mind: Yuri Suzuki; 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8; Until 3 Feb ; free with entry ticket
Sound artist, Yuri Suzuki, showcases past works and new interactive pieces that demonstrate his creative practice. This free display on the first floor of the museum’s atrium is divided into distinct sections, with works ranging from experimental product design to large-scale sound installations.
Suzuki explores how we navigate and connect to the surrounding world through sound, and how new technologies can be made more relatable through novel implementations of sound design.