Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antartica – Event Review

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Commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica is a new international touring exhibition that will illustrate how innovative contemporary architecture is enabling scientists to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on our planet.

To compliment this unique exhibition Architecture and Design Scotland is presenting a varied events programme of film screenings, talks and workshops in architecture, design and science.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Hugh Broughton Talk
6.00pm 5 Sept 2013
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Hugh Broughton of Hugh Broughton Architects will discuss the design of his extraordinary polar projects, focussing on the British station Halley VI. Highlighting the challenges faced and the solutions achieved in the most extreme, remote and environmentally sensitive locations on the planet.

To book a ticket click here.

Chasing Ice Film Screening
7.00pm 16 Sept 2013
CCA, Glasgow
Tickets £4/£3
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Screened in partnership with the CCA.

To book a ticket click here.

Ice Lab Family Workshop
12-4pm 22 Sept 2013
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Have a go at large scale building and play around with our den kits to create your own shelter from the extreme weather that is the Scottish Summer. Suitable for all ages and FREE.

The Great White Silence Film Screening
7.00pm 24 Sept 2013
CCA, Glasgow
Tickets £4/£3
A newly restored version of Herbert Ponting’s official record of Captain Scott’s legendary expedition to the South Pole. After the expedition’s tragic outcome Ponting devoted the rest of his life to ensuring that the grandeur of the Antarctic and the expedition’s heroism would not be forgotten. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life, showing the world of the expedition in brilliant detail. Screened in partnership with the CCA.

To book a ticket click here.

Beyond the Real
A New Taxonomy of Representations
10am – 4pm 2 Oct 2013
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Tickets £10
A full day masterclass for 4th and 5th year architecture students led by David A. Garcia of MAP Architects, Denmark.

To book a place email

Ice Lab Pecha Kucha
6.00pm 2 Oct 2013
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Tickets £6/£3
An evening exploration of ideas, architecture and science for extreme environments, featuring a mix of architects, filmmakers, climate change scientists and designers.


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