DescriptionWith all the talk of humans moving away from the Earth and establishing a permanent presence in outer space, what kind of life will these people be living? Will it be one of survival as it currently is in space, or can it become one of living as we are accustomed to here on Earth with the ability to shape the environment around us? This talk argues for the importance and relevance for the discipline of architecture when designing for life in outer space and the role it can play in creating an environment that is not merely for survival, but conducive to living. Since receiving his first space Lego set as a child Craig William McCormack has developed a passionate interest for architecture in outer space. After a terrestrial architectural education in Perth, McCormack spent a 2016 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship as a Visiting Researcher at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture in Houston, conducting research for his PhD thesis concerning the possibility of architecture in outer space. As well as researching and teaching at the UWA School of Design, McCormack is a director of the multidisciplinary Felix Laboratories serving as a member of the creative team behind the Australian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
|Period||23 Aug 2018|
|Location||Perth, Australia, Western Australia|