“Adventures in Space” at The Lighthouse

Reviewing 200 years of science fiction, from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein via Flash Gordon and Star Wars, to The Martian, this new, visually stunning, exhibition explores the architecture of science fiction films. It also provides an over-view of the whole history of one of the most important genres in contemporary culture.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

A headline event of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the exhibition includes over 180 new, specially commissioned, black and white and brilliantly computer colored drawings.


 

Practical information

“Adventures in Space”
July 07, 2016 – October 02, 2016
The Lighthouse,
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU

 


From the earliest visionaries via the concepts of the Italian Futurists, Le Corbusier’s radiant city, the ‘pulp’ serials of the 1930s, streamlined transportation, the geodesic world of Buckminster Fuller, through the atomic age threat of Armageddon, to computer simulations of the future –Adventure in Space (and time) explores the history of architecture in science-fiction through books, films, TV and comics. Science fiction films exert a powerful grip on the human imagination.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

This innovative exhibition, curated by Berlin based leading Scots designer, Jon Jardine and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland will offer insights into the architecture of science fiction. It will compare the ideas of architectural visionaries with startling representations of buildings and cities from the birth of cinema to the present day.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

The exhibition features a special collection of the great American, Buckminster Fuller’s work, which has never been publicly displayed before, a highlight for followers of the work of the man whose geodesic domes created a revolution in architecture.  The collection includes 1st edition books and rare printed materials, which haven’t been displayed in the UK before. As an homage to Fuller, the exhibition has adopted his trademark hexagon as a central design theme.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

The Festival of Architecture 2016 is a major, year-long, Scotland-wide celebration led by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland which brings Scottish architecture to life and is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. David Dunbar, Chair of the Festival states that “This exhibition is a revelation. Science fiction books, comics and movies have hugely influenced the evolution of architecture for over a century. In recent decades architecture has returned the favour. This exhibition features superb new original artworks and is one of the most comprehensive explorations of science fiction ever attempted in the UK.”

 

Adventures in Space ©  Sandy Young

Adventures in Space © Sandy Young

 


 

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