Women Walking to the Sky – ISU SSP19 Poster


Since 1994 a remarkable sculpture can be found in Strasbourg. It is called ‘Woman Walking to the Sky’, from the American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky. On a 25-meter pole a young woman climbs to the sky, under a 63-degree angle.

The sculpture is placed at the so-called Place des Halles in the center of Strasbourg. It is interesting to note that a similar sculpture, this time called ‘Man Walking to the Moon’ is placed since 1992 in Kassel, Germany, with the same dimensions!
In a discussion between – then – President of ISU W. Peeters and the very visionary strong local supporter of ISU, C. Trautmann, Vice-President of the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, the international symbolism of this sculpture and the link with space were considered very appropriate for the next Space Studies Program SSP19. The idea was passed on to the designer Joel Christophe.

The present SSP19 poster reflects therefore this symbolism as can be noted from the picture below:

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The numerous participants of SSP19 and visiting lecturers and staff should not miss the opportunity to admire this sculpture (next to the tram-stop Les Halles, on the direct tram line A from ISU).

This 32nd edition of the Space Studies Program will be hosted by the International Space University and the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg on the central campus of ISU, Innovation Park, Strasbourg, France, from 24 June until 23 August 2019.

More information about SSP19