From the development of human settlements on the Moon to the mining of asteroids for rare minerals and metals – the wild imaginaries of extraction-driven growth have, quite literally, transcended the boundaries of Earth. This shifting of resource exploitation from the exhausted Earth to its 'invisible' hinterland – the Moon, celestial bodies, and ultimately, other planets – calls for an urgent debate on the impact this shift will have on our understanding of land, resources, and commons.
Staging the Moon: Resource Extraction Beyond Earth is a publication of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. It critically unpacks the space-mining project from the perspective of resources, offering another way of seeing the Moon that goes beyond the current optics of the Anthropocene.
92 pages, 24 x 34 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).