Jazairy Opens “Neck of the Moon” Exhibition at MIT Keller Gallery

Jazairy Opens “Neck of the Moon” Exhibition at MIT Keller Gallery

Assistant Professor El Hadi Jazairy and Rania Ghosn have opened an exhibition for their Design Earth “Neck of the Moon” project at the MIT Keller Gallery. Neck of the Moon was also recently awarded first place in the Jacques Rougerie Competition. The exhibition will be running from November 2015 to January 2016.

The Neck of the Moon is a proposed satellite planet that orbits the Earth, cleaning up the debris-ridden orbital environment by collecting and compacting space debris into one mass. This satellite planet, Laika, is linked to Earth through an umbilical line tied to the belly of Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. The cordon supplies Laika with materials from the ground, and beams solar energy captured in space back to Earth.

Project Team: El Hadi Jazairy + Rania Ghosn, Jia Weng (M.U.D.’13), Mingchuan Yang (M.U.D.’15), Shuya Xu (M.U.D.’15), Hsin-Han Lee (M.U.D.’15), Sihao Xiong (M.U.D.’15)

Exhibition installation and production: Matthew Tarpley, Joseph Swerdlin, Nicholas Pacula, Kent Rodzwicz / TINT Boston

The exhibition runs November 2015 – January 2016 from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. in the MIT Keller Gallery.

View the exhibition on the MIT Keller Gallery website:

Learn more about the project on Design Earth: