This exhibit will include high-quality giclee posters of the seasteading design contest winners, designed and printed by volunteers Jesse Crawford and Dave Walen:
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.