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"Mars mind and bodies, design for a multi-planetary species" exhibition at PMQ, Central Hong Kong

Central Education HKU PMQ Space


We are going to Mars.
From lower gravity, no breathable air, temperature colder than Antarctica, radiation, lack of water and soil to grow food, lack of communication infrastructure, lack of life... The first Martians will have to rely on the latest in science and technology to survive and thrive on the red planet. We will have to intentionally redesign our bodies and minds to survive and thrive in our new environment. Current progress in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and genetics suggest the quantified human body is about to expand our ability... From 2020, all the way to 2100, the young designers imagine our future as a multi-planetary species.


  • Time: June 14th, 2020. 20:30 - 22:00 Hong Kong time / 13:30 - 15:00 London time
  • Location H508, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong - social distancing rules applies
  • Online live stream (zoom) Free Access:


    Students from Design+, Bachelor of Arts & Science, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

    • CHEUNG Anson
    • DENG Wendy Shuwen
    • FERNANDES Erika Anna
    • HEMNANI Bhavisha Anil
    • HEUNG Winnie Tsz Kwan
    • HUYNH Duy
    • MA Matthew Tsun Tik
    • TSE Fergal Yau Wai
    • WONG Carson Yan Shun
    • WONG Chun Yan Oscar
    • YU Nomy Jia Ning
    • Mentor: Cesar Jung-Harada

      Special thanks to Dzera Kaytati, Dr. Martin Dinov, Dr. Frank White, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun, The London Mars Society, Maaind.

      Event on HKU Architecture Department Website

      Original photo of Mars by NASA JPL

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