People come here to turn their questions into plays and discover what they can't see alone.

Is it possible to design a perfect ending?

This is a one-of-a-kind experience for a curated group of ByDesign conference creators, speakers, and guests. At the 10th and final ByDesign conference, we will look beyond the obvious answers and smart keynotes, ask big questions, design real-time plays, and explore the relationship between humanity and endings. What does it mean for things to end?

What's the experience?

Endings on Mars

Using the Stage on Mars method, we will explore what 'The End' really means. What does it mean to us? Is it easy or hard? Why do we struggle with it so much? This highly experimental 4-hour event is for anyone who has the courage to experience what lies beyond the rational and to experience 'human-centric design' in its purest form.

Perspective Designer: Milan Šemelák
Perspective Partner: Martin Jenča
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7.6.2024

Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Location: P. O. Hviezdoslav Theatre, Bratislava
Capacity: 15 people
Language: English, Slovak, Czech

Price: 599 EUR + VAT
Price includes the Stage on Mars experience (7.6.2024) and a ticket to the ByDesign conference (8.6.2024).
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What do we need?

  • Whatever questions you have about endings—be it about business, career, or something very personal—this is the opportunity to ask them and experience what lies beyond words and thoughts. Everyone is required to send a question in advance, and it doesn't have to be the final one.
  • The major attraction is that we turn selected questions into plays. Everyone is invited to design a play, cast characters, and express themselves. It's not about acting or performing; it's about self-expression.
  • This is what people come for: to expand their perspectives and views. It happens after every play through the simple act of sharing. What have you seen? What have you felt? Have you found a unique perspective you would like to bring back to Earth?

Who goes to Mars?

  • Martin Jenča


  • Jakub Ptačín


  • Milan Šemelák


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  • Example Questions

    "Why do I hate endings?"
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    "Is death a social construct?"
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    "Does anything ever really end?"
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    A perfect farewell?

    This experience is part of the final edition of the ByDesign Conference, a platform that has achieved the impossible and, for the past decade, has transformed a small city in the heart of Europe into a mecca of global design.

    Important Note

    Stage on Mars is a unique approach to self-discovery and human creativity. It employs techniques and tools that nurture imagination, foster creative development, and encourage collaborative creation. It is important to note that Stage on Mars is not intended as an alternative to therapy, coaching, or self-development courses in any way.
    CODEX OF MARS

    15 special tickets

    This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a combined Stage on Mars experience and ByDesign conference. On June 7th, 15 brave individuals will go to Mars to explore what it means to end things. Then, on the next day, June 8th, they will attend the final ByDesign conference to bid farewell to this amazing project.
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    Dare to try real 'human-centric' design?

    Leave your screens, slides, Venn diagrams, and 3M stickers behind. Forget the buzzwords. Bring your questions and imagine using real people, real energy, real emotions, and the rawest creativity possible to design a play where humans self-express in search of new perspectives and possibilities. Ready to play?

    Soundtrack on Mars?

    • Add your tune

      This is a highly collaborative experience. Here is a bespoke Stage on Mars playlist on Spotify where everyone is invited to contribute. Feel free to add anything and your music might become a part of a play!

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