Designing Life in Space #1 #2 | In collaboration with Institut français de Grèce

Space—a new cosmos, to be continuously explored by Humans. But to succeed, we must first invent a way of living, in this inhospitable environment. What are the challenges of life in space? Practical challenges as well as emotional. Questions raised, to all those designing the space adventure. The Milano Design Film Festival Greece, in collaboration with Institut français de Grèce, suggest you explore this topical theme, for the duration of two eventful nights.


Designing Life in Space #1

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Film Screening (National Premiere)

16 sunrises, by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff (France / 2018 /117′)

French language with Greek subtitles

•The film is introduced by Pierre- Emmanuel Le Goff

Fly out to space. It’s the dream that came true for Thomas Pesquet when he took off from the Baïkonour Cosmodrome. 450 kilometers away from Earth, during six months when the world seems to tip into the unknown, a dialogue emerges between the astronaut and the visionary work by Saint Exupéry that he brought to the space station.


Designing Life in Space #2

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Discussion (In English, French, Greek)

“Designing the  practical and emotional Life in Space”
• The discussion will be streamed live from the Auditorium “Theo Angelopoulos” in Greek & French on and in English on the Facebook page of MDFF Greece


Guest Speakers

Dr. Adrianos Golemis, Flight Surgeon, Space Medicine Team (HRE-OM),
ISS – Operations and Astronaut Group (HRE-O), Director of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes (D/ HRE)

Xavier De Kestelier, Architect, Technologist, Head of Design Technology & Innovation at Hassell Studio, Director of Smartgeometry

George Lordos, PhD Candidate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

Dr. Alexandros Lordos, PhD Director, Centre for the Study of Life Skills
and Resilience Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus

Dr. Thomas Pesquet, French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut (tbc)



Dr. Ioannis Daglis, Professor of Space Physics, University of Athens, President of the Hellenic Space Center, Director of the Observatory of the University of Athens

Annie Markitanis, Director of MDFF Greece & Cyprus


Special Thanks

Daniel Gava, Brand Strategy Advisor, London