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Life in the Universe
1 March, 2022–1 October, 2022
Liv is a girl that lives on the top floor in a house in the city, just beneath the starry sky. Liv’s father has told her that space is constantly expanding, like a balloon that is being blown up more and more. With her telescope, Liv looks up into space and takes on a journey in a spaceship with a girl that has been travelling in space since the Space Race many decades ago. In space, light years away from Earth, Liv gets to visit a planet which is the home of her new friend as well as a lonely black dog. How would life be away from the citylights and what Liv calls a home? How would you think it would be like to experience the world from far above?
Liv in Space is a new children’s exhibition which is inspired by an illustrated story of the same name, created in collaboration between Zakiya Ajmi (b. 1992) and Sara Lundberg (b. 1971). The story and illustrations were published earlier this year (2022) in the anthology The Length and Breadth of the Nordic Region. The anthology was produced by the Nordic House as a part of the three-year project LØFTET, which is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. This edition is the last in the anthology in a series of three, all of which are the result of Nordic collaboration between various researchers, publishers, authors and illustrators who have had the opportunity to work together at the project’s annual summer seminars.