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ASU Emerge: Lunar City 2175

ASU Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E 10th St , Tempe, AZ (map)

Emerge 2018 will transform the state-of-the-art Galvin Playhouse on ASU’s Tempe Campus into a rich theatrical experience grounded in space science research and the inspirational vision of our Writer-At-Large, Kim Stanley Robinson. Come see, hear, touch, smell, and play the future in our unfolding story of human habitation beyond Planet Earth. (

A team of researchers, artists, performers, and storytellers will unvail Luna City Space port, an immersive experience of life on the moon 150 years from now. A city on the water rich south pole of the moon, inspired by the work of renowned scirnce fiction novelist and Writer at Large this year: Kim Stanley Robinson.

Luna City's Space port opens for all at 10:30 a.m. each day. Take a special guided tour of a Luna City neighborhood starting at 11:30 a.m. with tours running until 3 p.m.

Free Tickets: (Select date, General Admission ticket, then time for guided or non-guided neighborhood tour):


On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. we host a special podcast by Eric Molinski with a following presentation by Writer At Large, Kim Stanley Robinson!

On Sunday, at 3:30 p,m, there will be an opportunity to mingle and converse with the many artists who helped bring Luna City to life!

Schedule of Events:


o 10:30 a.m.: Spaceport open for guests

o 10:30 -11:30 a.m.: Non-guided neighborhood tours (no actors; scenic experience)

o 11:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.: Guided neighborhood tours (with actors; full experience)

o 3:30 - 5 p.m.: Podcast with Eric Molinski with following presentation by Kim Stanley Robinson**


o 10:30 a.m: Spaceport open for guests

o 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Non-guided tours (no actors; scenic experience)

o 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Guided neighborhood tours (with actors; full experience)

o 3:30 -4:30 p.m.: Open house with artists and actors

*Please show up 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

**No tickets needed for the podcast and presentation event.

Emerge, the festival of futures, interweaves art, science and technology to explore the future in evocative ways. Since its inception in 2012, Emerge has pushed the envelope of performance, technology, and critical thinking by building, sharing, and experimenting with visceral experiences of the future.

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) is a transdisciplinary unit at the vanguard of ASU’s commitment to linking innovation to public value. We are pursuing a vision of responsible innovation that anticipates challenges and opportunities, integrates diverse knowledge and perspectives, and engages broad audiences. By examining the ways we translate imagination into innovation — and how we blend technical and social concerns along the way — we learn to build a future for everyone.

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