Author(s)/Editor(s): Jill Gasparina, Christophe Kihm, Anne-Lyse Renon
Publisher: HEAD Publishing
Dimensions: 170 × 100 mm
In order to respond critically to these different pitfalls, the position adopted in this book is threefold: examining the methods and knowledge built up by space research; re-materialising the experience of space by considering it from the perspective of the objects it develops and the images it produces, and reconsidering living in space based on concrete and sensitive experiences, linking the terrestrial to the extra-terrestrial.
Ranked in an order of increasing size, from the protective glove of spacesuits to inhabitable planets that can accommodate life, the texts in this book consider the inhabitability of space according to the scales of different objects, which raise a range of issues. Beyond technical history and state competitions, the three authors, researchers in art and design, are also interested in the representations of these objects, habitats or places, and in the links they maintain with an imaginary that science can, under certain conditions, share with the arts. Thus, this richly documented catalogue of inventions and projects outlines a part of the cultural history of the 20th century