Universal Warning Sign

Yucca Mountain Comes to D|MA

October 7, 2003, 12:00 am   » 

In 2002, US Congress approved Yucca Mountain, Nevada to be America’s first permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste. The repository is planned to hold a maximum capacity of 70,000 metric tons. In the wake of this controversy, planners for the repository are having trouble deciding on a marker that would last the volatility lifetime of the radioactive waste, about 10,000 years. In response, the Desert Space Foundation coordinated an exhibition, calling on various artists and designers to create the best sign that would alert future populations to this monumental radioactive source. D|MA grads, Ashok Sukumaran and Fabian Winkler both were recognized for their contributions. Sukamaran was named “Best in Show.” The exhibit, titled “Universal Warning Sign: Yucca Mountain” is planning to come to Los Angeles and will be hosted at UCLA’s Kinross South Building, sponsored by D|MA.

Opening Reception 6pm, Tuesday, October 7th
Curator's Lecture- 7pm October 7th in the EDA
Exhibition runs October 7th- November 7
Admission is free and open to the public

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