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Festival of Architecture: Adventures in Space Exhibition

  • Venue: Festival Square
  • Date: 08 Sep '17 - 29 Sep '17
  • Price: Free
  • Venue Address:
    City of Edinburgh Council, G.4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

  • Child Friendly
  • Free

Event Details

Science fiction films exert a powerful grip on the human imagination. This innovative exhibition, curated by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland offers insights into the architecture of science fiction. It looks at the startling representations of buildings and cities from movies from the birth of cinema to the present day, including Blade Runner, Flash Gordon and The Matrix.


Brilliantly curated by RIAS graphic designer and self-confessed science fiction geek, Jon Jardine, this extraordinary show features over 180 newly commissioned drawings. In addition to a group of spectacular large scale works, by Ian Stuart Campbell, a group of young artists, Douglas Prince, Ciana Pullen and Piotr Sell, were commissioned to illustrate the key science fiction novels, comics and particularly films, which provide the exhibition’s detailed timeline.


Close to 200 years of science fiction is catalogued in this show. Specific architectural connections are drawn with the works of the Italian Futurists, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner.

 

Festival of Architecture: Adventures in Space Exhibition
Festival of Architecture: Adventures in Space Exhibition Festival of Architecture: Adventures in Space Exhibition