Mike
Dring

As an architect, I am interested in the physical definition of space through material, volume and use, but also in the ephemeral, often fragmentary experiences of extant, threatened or lost space via digital capture, through archival interpretation and through mapping.

 

As co-instigator of interdisciplinary academic project The Modern Gazetteer, I have been making works that critique the modernist iconoclasm – the destruction of the ideas, the image and form of the post war city for political motives – through the union of digital photogrammetry and physical crafts and techniques, in doing so offering insights into the value of past ideals in giving the present meaning.