[ISEA2009] Paper: Joanna Griffin & Geetha Narayanan – Moon Vehicle: creating new culture from the Chandrayaan mission


In October 2007 the Bangalore Space and Culture Symposium was held at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore, which aimed to bring scientists and artists together to share their common interest1. There was an agreement at this symposium, at least amongst the art and culture section2, that there should be projects pursued in relation to the upcoming launch of Chandrayaan-1, India’s first moon mission.

‘Moon Vehicle’ became the project title and is a translation of the name Chandrayaan. At that time, Moon Vehicle was described as ‘a method of transmitting the cultural and philosophical meanings of the moon in India’s culture and will initiate a dialogue about the public perception of space exploration in an Indian context’. It is a vehicle for change, dialogue, happenings, creativity and learning.

  • Joanna Griffin & Geetha Narayanan Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India

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