The Planets in Imagination (Part 1) – Mercury, Venus and Earth

Date: 19 October 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: BIS HQ London and Online
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The Planets in Imagination (Part 1) – Mercury, Venus and Earth

Thursday 19 Oct 2023, 1900 BST

VENUE: BIS HQ, London and Online

A collaboration between Invisible College and the British Interplanetary Society. This three part evening series will look at the history, art history, myth and philosophy of the planets: open to all, whether scientifically or artistically-minded!

On October the 19th, the speakers will be Daniel Miller (Mercury), Pierre D’Alancaisez (Venus) and Nina Power (Earth).

The first in a trilogy by the Invisible College. We are more accustomed to thinking of planets as strange and inhospitable matter, but historically they played a much more mythical and narrative role in human life. Artist and writer Daniel Miller and writer and author Nina Power, both from the Invisible College will revisit each planet in turn.

October 19th – Mercury, Venus, Earth
November 9th – Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
December 7th – Uranus, Neptune, Pluto


Invisible College is a philosophy project initiated in 2018 by the writer and artist Daniel Miller with the philosopher Nina Power and cultural theorist John Cussans. Inspired by the 17th century Invisible College, our general project is to promote the practice of philosophy through dialogue by collaborating to organize events with different private and charitable institutions and societies committed to the exercise of reason and imagination.

So far, they have worked with the Philadelphia Association in London, the Museum of American Art in Berlin, the magazine The Alienist in Prague, Gallery Libertine in Los Angeles and the international film project DAU in Paris.

Registration Open:

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