Category Archives: Modern Gazetteer

Hockley Circus – the big bottom

The enclosed pedestrian space, a public square within the road system of Hockley Circus/Flyover sits beneath the concrete deck and among the concrete pillars. Sunken below road level and accessed only by five pedestrian underpasses. ‘Sunken’ – ‘Under’ – ‘Below’

Hockley Circus – the big bottom

The enclosed pedestrian space, a public square within the road system of Hockley Circus/Flyover sits beneath the concrete deck and among the concrete pillars. Sunken below road level and accessed only by five pedestrian underpasses. ‘Sunken’ – ‘Under’ – ‘Below’

Mapping and Manipulating

With ‘Grade Seperation’ in mind we are using Hockley Underpass, in Birmingham as a precedent. As part of the digital/tangible subgroup we have mapped elements of a sculpture by William Mitchell that forms part of the boundary of the underpass.

Mapping and Manipulating

With ‘Grade Seperation’ in mind we are using Hockley Underpass, in Birmingham as a precedent. As part of the digital/tangible subgroup we have mapped elements of a sculpture by William Mitchell that forms part of the boundary of the underpass.

‘The King and I’ – Derrick Horta

An opportunity arose to exhibit a new piece of work which aligned with our project brief at an exhibition entitle ‘The King and I’ which was a series ‘of artists responses to the current presence in Leeds of Nicholas Monro’s

‘The King and I’ – Derrick Horta

An opportunity arose to exhibit a new piece of work which aligned with our project brief at an exhibition entitle ‘The King and I’ which was a series ‘of artists responses to the current presence in Leeds of Nicholas Monro’s

Digital Production – Digbeth FF

The link below is to the video showcased at Digbeth FF event on Saturday 4th February – Friday 17th February Oliver Pickering

Digital Production – Digbeth FF

The link below is to the video showcased at Digbeth FF event on Saturday 4th February – Friday 17th February Oliver Pickering

No Copyright Infringement Intended

No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws. Since the

No Copyright Infringement Intended

No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws. Since the

‘Should we recognize an object’s own rights?’ – SAM JACOB

In the text titled ‘Should we recognize an object’s own rights?’ which was prepared for an exhibition in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and La Biennale di Venezia (A World of Fragile Parts), Sam Jacob explores forms of

‘Should we recognize an object’s own rights?’ – SAM JACOB

In the text titled ‘Should we recognize an object’s own rights?’ which was prepared for an exhibition in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and La Biennale di Venezia (A World of Fragile Parts), Sam Jacob explores forms of

The City Walk

Originally posted on the Modern Gazetteer blog, found at (http://moderngazetteer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/city-walk-23.html)   At the City Walk on Sunday 23rd October 2016, we were discussing iconic modernism buildings in Birmingham, such as Alpha Tower and the New Street Signal Box. We divided

The City Walk

Originally posted on the Modern Gazetteer blog, found at (http://moderngazetteer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/city-walk-23.html)   At the City Walk on Sunday 23rd October 2016, we were discussing iconic modernism buildings in Birmingham, such as Alpha Tower and the New Street Signal Box. We divided

Physical Modelling Techniques

Originally posted on (http://moderngazetteer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/rachel-11.html) Following our first meeting when we discussed exploring Birmingham through physical casting, specifically using foam, I began to research various modelling techniques. I came across an article, which demonstrated the range of finishes you can achieve with foam; it

Physical Modelling Techniques

Originally posted on (http://moderngazetteer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/rachel-11.html) Following our first meeting when we discussed exploring Birmingham through physical casting, specifically using foam, I began to research various modelling techniques. I came across an article, which demonstrated the range of finishes you can achieve with foam; it

Casting process

A blog post reviewing the casting process from the first attempts of the physical model making  Following our first casting session where we create a master mould from the 3D model, we then created replicates of the 3D model using expanding foam. Unfortunately as

Casting process

A blog post reviewing the casting process from the first attempts of the physical model making  Following our first casting session where we create a master mould from the 3D model, we then created replicates of the 3D model using expanding foam. Unfortunately as

Cultural Commons, Nora Al-Badri

Nora Al-Badri “Open up archives to the world so the public can reclaim museums and objects as cultural commons” (Al-Badri, n.d.) The Nefertiti Bust is a painted bust of an Egyptian Pharaoh and resides in Berlin’s Neues Museum. The bust

Cultural Commons, Nora Al-Badri

Nora Al-Badri “Open up archives to the world so the public can reclaim museums and objects as cultural commons” (Al-Badri, n.d.) The Nefertiti Bust is a painted bust of an Egyptian Pharaoh and resides in Berlin’s Neues Museum. The bust