Designing public services for Mars

With well-funded companies like SpaceX dedicated to the goal of forming a human colony on Mars, the idea that humans might one day inhabit the Red Planet seems a little less like science fiction.

A number of attempts have already been made to write a constitution for Mars to describe how its politics might work. But what about public services? If a new colony was established, first with a small group and later with thousands of people, at what point would the need for public services arise? How would they be designed in the absence of their earthly legacy? In this thought experiment, Eddie Copeland will build on Nesta’s work on New Operating Models for Public Services by exploring how social needs would be met if humanity could start from scratch.

Date and time

07/07/2018 -
12:00 to 12:30


Nesta Lounge