Adventures in Space

Fri. 8 - Fri. 29 Sep 2017  




This exhibition will offer insights into the architecture of science fiction and engage with the popular imagination.

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.

GET THE BOOK! This exhibition is accompanied by an exclusive book, which features all movies and drawings of the exhibition. Get it now for the special price of £10, only during the Festival of Architecture! Click here for the RIAS bookshop:


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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
15 Rutland Square
United Kingdom

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