Scott Porter, PhD Architecture Student, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Scott is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde who recently completed his architecture masters degree. He combined his personal interest in astronomy with architecture and researched habitats beyond earth in space with particular reference to the Moon and Mars. He is developing this research through his PhD.
He will demonstrate that many environments on Earth are similar to those on other planets and moons in the Solar System. By developing designs and schemes on Earth we can discover and learn more about coping physically and psychologically in extraterrestrial environments to better prepare future spacefarers for the worlds that await them beyond Earth: the Pale Blue Dot.
The PechaKucha Night was the closing event for the Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica exhibition. Commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst. The event was funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and was very kindly sponsored by Brewdog Scottish Craft Beer.