“Walk North, out of the Crater”, those were the instructions from the Commander.
“When you reach Waypoint 017-CB, by the Apollo Marker, we will send a recovery team”
The uphill climb was the worst. I tried to conserve every drop of sweat and lick it, but the salt only made me thirstier. The sky turned a deep turquoise and was eerily quiet as I approached the waypoint. Empty and upturned barrels sat next to the semi-buried Apollo spacecraft. Overlooking the crater, I realised, just faintly a few lights nestled between the canyons and craters. I thought to myself, what is this place, was I sent to salvage these settlements and most of all, what happened here?"
TERRA IGNOTA is a speculative project investigating man kind's future-(past) in -habiting planets across the immediate solar system. Confronted with relics from previous space race(s), how could the exploration of extra-terrestrial living contemplate and respond to the destructive imprints we cast on a landscape?
Project / Design Competition
Design Team / Yip Siu + Jonas Swienty Andresen
Year / 2020