Digital Ecologies: Contamination

Third year undergradute design studio / 2013, The University of Edinburgh
Lead Instructor: Pierre Forissier 
Images 1-6: James Ness, Peter White, Jamie Wilson; Images 7-10: Levent Ozruh

This studio explored the dynamic between digital registration of environmental (Big) data remotely and physical registration of environmental (small) data on site. Students designed remediative landscapes in Dalgety Bay, Scotland, a site contaminated by radioactive material washed ashore from WWII aircraft instrument panels buried at sea. A series of analog, digital and hybrid models merged big data/small data sensibilities, treating the site as a vast, calibrated remediative machine.