Commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab is a new international touring exhibition that illustrates how innovative contemporary architecture is enabling scientists to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on our planet.
The exhibition features five imaginative designs for Antarctic research stations and opens at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 26 July – 2 October 2013, and tours to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, 21 October 2013 – 6 January 2014, and then internationally.
From the newly opened British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research station to the speculative Iceberg Living Station, Ice Lab gives visitors a unique view of the architecture in the coldest, windiest, driest and most isolated place on earth.
Ice Lab includes architectural drawings, models, photographs and films that give the visitor a sense of what it takes to live and work in Antarctica. Sources of inspiration for the projects including an original drawing from Archigram’s Walking City are on display as well as a newly commissioned film and audio work by artist Torsten Laushmann.