Monday, July 20, 2009

29 Chains to the Moon



29 Chains to the Moon: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future

Guest curated by Andrea Grover


Organized by Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Aug. 28 - Dec. 6, 2009


Sept. 11, Fri. 6-8pm: Reception




Artists include: Terreform ONE (Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Landon Young, Javier Arbona, Lara Greden), Open_Sailing, Stephanie Smith, more


About the Exhibition

In 1938, the visionary designer R.Buckminster Fuller wrote Nine Chains to the Moon, his radical proposal for improving the quality of life for all humankind via progressive design and maximization of the world’s finite resources. The title was a metaphor for cooperation–if all of humankind stood on each others’ shoulders we could complete nine chains to the moon. Today, the population of the planet has increased more than three times (we could now complete 29 chains to the moon), and the successful distribution of energy, food, and shelter to over 9 billion humans by 2050 requires some fantastic schemes. Like Fuller’s revelation from five decades earlier, 29 Chains to the Moon features artists who put forth radical proposals, from seasteads and micronations to floating cities, to make the world work for everyone.

IMAGES:
Fab Tree Hab, Terreform ONE
Open_Sailing model, Open_Sailing
Cul-de-sac Commune Project, Stephanie Smith

3 comments:

Alexchander said...

This looks like it is going to be amazing... hope I can make it to Pittsburgh at some point this fall and check it out! Interesting to compare it with the LA 2019 show from earlier this summer...

http://www.18thstreet.org/almost%20utopia/cults%20collectives%20cocooning/cults.html

Andrea Grover said...

Thanks for your comment, Alex. I'll be posting the exhibition essay soon! And your suggestion to look at the LA 2019 show is right on target.

Alex Keefe said...

cool! looking forward to the essay...