17 August—30 October 2022

Building a Martian House

Building a Martian House is a public art project that has made a prototype of a real Martian house.

The project has brought together space scientists, architects, engineers, designers, and the public to explore how we live today and stimulate visions for new ways of living here on Earth and on Mars.

Mars is a place where you’d have to live carefully and resourcefully. Imagining how a small community would live there offers a sharp lens on our lives here and now on Earth.

The house opens from 17 August 2022 on M Shed Square with a three-month programme of workshops, talks and events for all ages, about sustainability and future living.

Opportunities to view the inside of the Martian House are available from 31 August. Viewings are free but booking is required. There is also an accompanying programme of workshops and panel discussions.

Building a Martian House is by artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent in collaboration with Hugh Broughton Architects and Pearce+. The installation is presented in collaboration with the Think Global: Act Bristol exhibition at M Shed.

Find out more about the project on the Building a Martian House website.