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    Title

    Space for All: Decolonial Practices in Space

    Description

    This session will focus on the examination, identification and impact of oppressive narratives and behaviors rooted in colonial practices in the space sector while taking into account the systemic character and historical repetition of such narratives in present day disparities. This session will showcase and provide examples of solutions via education, culture and outreach activities as well as Belonging, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, Justice and Inclusivity (BADEJI, EDI, DEIA) protocols in the workplace, organisations and space agendas. Learnings and recommendations from the perspectives of professionals, scholars, experts, educators, artists and cultural institutions including museums, space agencies and non-profit organisations will be included. From code of ethics to pluralistic commitments towards achieving equity and accessibility, all relevant methodologies and formats are welcomed. This session is a showcase of demonstrated practices and/or experiential learning, and work presented should already have been implemented before the presentation. When submitting abstracts for this session, please: • Clearly identify both the historical context and decolonial praxis, and its connection to space activities. • Clearly identify the connection to the session’s described scope and to space. • Briefly describe what you will present, including results and evaluation of your work, if it has been completed, or a thorough description of the expected outcomes of the work. • Include information about what makes your work unique, original or innovative and worth sharing with the international space community. • State your work’s goal, the intended audience, the measurable objectives that were set, and if the work is in planning or has already occurred. • Provide context describing the research and/or analysis you conducted in choosing the purpose of the activity, the intended audience, and the design of the activity. • Include reference to quantitative or qualitative data gathered through evaluations, surveys or other means. • If any theories are developed, please include information about the practical applicability of the information. • Consider that your audience is international and focus on what others working in the field can learn from your work. Include lessons learned, recommendations or other takeaway messages. • Make sure that the abstract provides a coherent idea or narrative for someone unfamiliar with your work.

    Date

    2024-10-15

    Time

    10:15

    Room

    Green Hall 1

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, SETI Institute, United Kingdom;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Nahum Romero, KOSMICA, Germany;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Valerie Anne Casasanto, NASA Goddard/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), United States;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Mishaal Ashemimry, Saudi Space Commission (SSC), Saudi Arabia;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    10:15

    "Building an Inclusive Astronomy Community: Insights from the NILAM Meeting (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand and International Astronomical Union LGBTQ for Astronomy Meeting)"

    7

    Ms. Rynee Fandora

    Japan

    2

    10:22

    Decentralized Autonomous Construction: The Promise of Evolutionary Master Planning and Space Architecture for Marginalized Entities on the Moon

    7

    Prof. Melodie Yashar

    ICON

    United States

    3

    10:29

    Koons Musk: the Global Extractivism legacy to colonize space

    7

    Dr. Pedro Vidal Diaz

    University of Sao Paulo

    Brazil

    4

    10:36

    Whom is All?

    7

    Prof. Marie-Pier Boucher

    University of Toronto

    Canada

    5

    10:43

    The Palestine Space Institute: Disrupting a Culture of Space Militarism, Colonialism, and Imperialism

    7

    Ms. Sahba El-Shawa

    Jordan Space Research Initiative (JSRI)

    Jordan

    6

    10:50

    Doppelgängers³: Intergenerational Trauma and Decolonial Futures in Space Exploration

    7

    Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian

    SETI Institute

    United Kingdom

    7

    10:57

    Space lessons from the decolonial lexicon of the Dutch East India Company (VOC)

    7

    Mrs. Lauren Alexander

    The Netherlands

    8

    11:04

    Memory Monologues: Archiving Indian Space History

    7

    Ms. Meera Rohera

    United States

    9

    11:11

    Towards decolonial space performance: methodologies from theatre and performance studies

    7

    Dr. Felipe Cervera

    UCLA

    United States

    10

    11:18

    “The language barrier in young researchers in international forums: Perspectives on multiculturalism and English proficiency in space”

    7

    confirmed

    Mr. Jahir Santos Germán

    Instituto Politécnico Nacional

    Mexico

    11

    11:25

    Exploring Extraterrestrial geographies through the Historical Lens of the Caribbean Arc: Parallels, Implications, and Perspectives - Michele Boulogne, Marie-Line Mouriesse Boulogne

    7

    Mrs. Michèle Boulogne

    The Netherlands

    12

    11:32

    Decolonizing Space: A Critical Examination of Colonial Language in the Naming of the Columbus Module

    7

    Ms. Isa Konga

    Germany

    13

    11:39

    Anti-Colonial Practices in Astrobiology Education - Relationships and Collaboration between NASA and Indigenous Communities

    7

    Ms. Daniella Scalice

    NASA Ames Research Center

    United States

    14

    11:46

    Decolonial practices and scientific dissemination in vulnerable states of Mexico, the astrobiology case.

    7

    Ms. Monserrat Ochoa-Altamirano

    Mexico

    15

    11:53

    Are Safety Zones the Commencement of Colonization or Spheres of Influence in Space?

    7

    Mr. George Anthony Long

    United States

    16

    12:00

    hear the sky - pioneering space education for the hearing-impaired

    7

    Mr. Reza Sadeghi

    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

    Iran

    17

    12:07

    ART AND SCIENCE & SPACE CULTURE, A BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCE Brief reports on the SACI-E project (Subjectivity, Art and Space Sciences) carried out at INPE (National Institute for Space Research Brazil/2019-2022)

    7

    Dr. Fabiane Borges

    National Institute for Space Research - INPE

    Brazil

    18

    12:14

    Out Astronaut: Addressing the Lack of Representation and Inclusion of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Space

    7

    Dr. Jason Reimuller

    United States

    19

    12:21

    Reflection on the concept of "humanitas" and its implications for decolonialist practices in outer space

    7

    Mrs. Veronica Moronese

    Italy

    20

    12:28

    Decolonising Wembley: Contesting Commemorative Toponyms and Imperial Legacies

    7

    Mr. Nabil Al-Kinani

    United Kingdom

    *

    Studies in Martian Rhetoric: The Mars One Saga Through the Telescope of Narrative Persuasion

    7

    Ms. Fiona Collins

    Australia