Science Poems London Presentation / Wednesday 17 November / 6-9pm
“It’s a sky-blue sky.
Satellites are out tonight.
– Laurie Anderson, 1982
OK Do and Åh would like to invite you to the London presentation of the Science Poems book. The evening includes a reading of ‘From Big Bang Machine (with love)’ science fiction short story by author Maria Candia and a drink lab featuring chemist coats by K.I. Kinnunen. Welcome!
Science Poems – A natural science project by OK Do
Following the traditional mindset of science fiction, OK Do’s Science Poems project explores the poetry of natural sciences rather than their logic. A book and an exhibition on the topic were first launched in Paris in June 2010, after which the book has been travelling around the world together with small-scale displays. Coming from Helsinki and Berlin, it reaches its final destination at Donlon Books / X Marks the Bökship in London.
The Science Poems book, edited by OK Do and designed by Åh, features discussions with Marc-Olivier Wahler of Palais de Tokyo as well as Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby from the Royal College of Art. It also includes articles about parallel universes, spiritual science and building an ecosystem at home, a talk with a philosopher of science, a science fiction short story as well as various other poetic writings and images about science by OK Do and friends.
OK Do is a creative practice founded in Helsinki by Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela. It operates through an online publication as well as events and projects, bridging design, art and science.
Åh [o:h] is a Finnish-Swedish design studio based in London, established in 2008 by Johanna Lundberg and Elin Svensson.
Donlon Books / X Marks the Bökship
210 / Shop 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ