Lunar Concrete – regolith extraction from outer space and 3D printing on the moon and in mud on earth

A one-year artistic development project at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It is developed by Karen Harsbo (Associate professor, Ceramics) and Rikke Luther (PhD student) and is aiming at practically exploring and unfolding the notion of the material lunar regolith, through 3D print and earth minerals, in form of interdisciplinary artistic research.

3D printed Lunar-concrete is linked to Sci-Fi, military, political, technological developments, the ‘New Industrial Space Industry’, and the historical background for concrete in space started with 40g of the lunar regolith in 1986.