Strange Planet: Stugas on the Moon
Sweden’s tiny, traditional red country houses, called stugas, could reach an audience of galactic proportions. Swedish artist Mikael Genberg and the country’s space program want to put a stuga on the moon.
Says Genberg on the project’s website, LunarResort.com,
If one individual person from a small worker’s town in a small country in northern Europe can engage enough people to realize such a seemingly far-fetched idea, then anyone can do anything,…Luna Resort is a way of inspiring and giving hope to people all over the world.
German photographer Daniel Weigert captured this image of a stuga on the moon, part of an advertising scheme to promote the program.
“What started as a funny idea became very well known through media, and as an advertisement gag they even created those little ‘sand-moons’ with little stugas next to Autobahns to advertise the idea,” says Weigert.
Genberg told BBC news, “We know where the Americans want to land people [on the moon] in 2020… It would be nice if we had a house for them when they come.”
Photo: Daniel Weigert
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