UNBOXED - Our Place in Space

JULY 30 - AUGUST 29, 2022
Artist impression of Cambridge
(Our Place in Space part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK).
Courtesy of Nerve Centre, 2021

Designed by artist Oliver Jeffers with astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt, Our Place in Space, is a recreation of our solar system as an 8.5 km sculpture trail stretching from the heart of Cambridge along the River Cam. It features scale models of our solar system's planets and the Sun, recreated as contemporary art sculptures.

The trail is accompanied by the Our Place in Space augmented reality app, available on Apple and Android, which allows users across the world to take a walk through the solar system, experiencing the planets in augmented reality and considering 10,000 years of human history on Earth. Launched in Cambridge on 30 July, Our Place in Space runs until 29 August with events including interstellar tours, silent disco stargazing, live music, film screenings, yoga, and building a Minecraft planet.

Our Place in Space is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, a celebration of creativity taking place in 2022, featuring ten major multi-site and digital creative projects that share new ideas and possibilities for the future.