Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture
Deployable structures design:
Graphic design and 3D scanner programming:
Jogintė Bučinskaitė and Vilius Balčiūnas
International Press Coordinator:
Eglė Kliučinskaitė and Erika Urbelevič
Interactive Media Manager:
Printer machine programming:
Presented by Lithuanian Council for Culture
Organised by Rupert, Centre for Art and Education, Vilnius
X Museum, Beijing
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius
Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia
National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
Science Gallery, Dublin
Lithuanian Aerospace Association
Lithuanian Culture Institute
Six Chairs Books
Vilnius Academy of Arts
Vilnius City Municipality
Vilnius Tech, Faculty of Architecture
Gabrielė Marija Vasiliauskaitė
autoriai | creative agency, Vilnius
Beni culturali Ecclesiastici, Patriarcato Venezia
Fondazione Servizi Venezia and I.P.A.V.
Lithuanian Embassy in Italy
L'Associazione Culturale Olivolo, Venezia
MO Museum, Vilnius
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Benedikta Kanytė Evelina Bartusevičiūtė Gabija Strockytė Ieva Butkutė Izabelė Sauserytė Rugilė Miliukaitė Tadas Liudvinavičius Vaiva Žemaitytė Viktorija Matuzonytė Viktorija Mištautaitė
Antanas Gerlikas Kazimieras Sližys Menų kalvė Scenos darbai
Photo and video:
Aistė Valiūtė and Daumantas Plechavičius Darius Petrulaitis Laurynas Skeisgiela
Augustas Lapinskas Elzė Andriuškevičiūtė Emilija Filipenkovaitė Erika Petreikytė Gabrielė Černiavskaja Gintarė Grikienytė Guoda Šulskytė Izabelė Jasaitytė Laurynas Vaitkus Lina Ušakova Noatė Atkočiūnas Ugnė Upė Pilitauskaitė
[ Liquid Cosmos at the Lithuanian Space Agency ]
→ Since the opening of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) has scanned over 30,000 individuals and groups, whose digital bodies are now forming Planet of People. With only a few days left to see the pavilion and join this unusual celestial body, the LSA is happy to announce its closing event, which is the result of an experimental study programme Liquid Cosmos initiated by the LSA and run by the KOSMICA Institute along with the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). The event will present a multi-medium work executed by a group of artists from HfG that reflects on Planet of People as well as space architecture and design.
[ About ]
→ The Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) is an organisation that researches space architecture and gravitational aesthetics. The agency takes the radical and unique experiences of space to redefine who we are and what we can know and imagine.
→ The LSA focuses on exploring what the roles of architecture, design and art can be in the new space age, both globally and in the context of Lithuania. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines, the agency mobilises space research to address urgent questions about society, politics, the environment and culture in an era of rapid change.
→ The agency functions as an independent body, establishing temporary space-laboratories for their projects around the world on an ad hoc basis. The LSA founder is Julijonas Urbonas - artist, designer, researcher and engineer - who is behind all of the LSA projects, including the ambitious programme Planet of People, which is creating an artificial planet made of human bodies.
→ Each year, the LSA publishes a report providing an overview of the agency’s research, experiments, discoveries and achievements.
[ Projects ]
Lithuanian Space Agency at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
22 May – 21 November 2021
→ The LSA presents Julijonas Urbonas’ Planet of People, an artistic study into a hypothetical artificial planet made up of human bodies.
→ Instead of sending humans to colonise other planets, what if we catapult them into space to form a new planet - a planet of people?
→ The LSA presents a prototype to test this out and explores what it would actually take to realise such a planet. In this way, the project raises questions about our current and future life on Earth and beyond.
→ Planet of People uses a 3D scanner to scan the participants of the experiment and ‘send’ them into space as animated simulations. As more and more people participate over the course of the trial run in Venice, the scanned bodies begin to form an extra-terrestrial planet.
[ Shop ]
The LSA Merch-set
The LSA Merch-set
→ You can support the Lithuanian Space Agency by purchasing our Merch-set! The LSA Merch-sets include Lithuanian Space Agency: Annual Report No.1, the LSA’s first publication which discusses the pre-history of its development as well as presents past and ongoing projects, including Planet of People. The set comes with the LSA Reflective Sticker created by March. The graphic design for the sticker is based on the official font of the LSA by Studio Pointer*. The aluminum covered fabric bags in the set were designed specially for the LSA by formuniform. These bags will be perfect for outings on Earth as well as in space.
→ On the purchase of this set, you can leave your full name at the checkout and the LSA will be happy to announce you among our sponsors on the LSA’s website.
Set 1: €50
Set 2: €100
Set 3: €150
The LSA laboratory in Venice
Lithuania - Six Chairs Books, Vilnius
Italy - Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Derelitti, Barbaria delle Tole, 6691, (Castello) 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
[ Press ]
→ For media inquiries, further information, image requests and interviews please contact us at: email@example.com
[ Contact ]
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Derelitti
Barbaria delle Tole, 6691,
(Castello) 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
22 May - 21 November 2021
10:00 - 19:00 h
Closed on Mondays
Every person must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) to access the Lithuanian Pavilion.
23 May - 21 November 2021
Up to 60 people in the space during visiting hours.
Up to 30 people during the daily guided tours.
Always wear a mask.
Use hand sanitizer.
Keep a safe distance from other pavilion’s visitors.
Wear specially provided gloves to touch any of the merchandise.
Please follow exit signs on your way out.
Visitors at times might be asked to take their temperature at the entrance.
Please do not enter the pavilion if you have any Covid-19 related symptoms.
All of the pavilion’s assistants are vaccinated.
We regularly disinfect the exhibition elements for your safety.