The Making Room

2020

Assemble are currently in residence at the V&A Dundee, where we are reproducing fragments of historic buildings in the city.

Working with a group of local young people over the summer, cast panels will be assembled from a range of digital scans.

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These will form a new interior room, created by combining digital and traditional techniques. The tools available to make buildings and objects are more sophisticated and wide-ranging than ever.

But the increasing use of digital tools tends to produce an urban environment where buildings look and feel increasingly similar.

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'Making Room' explores the relationship between contemporary production techniques and traditional building crafts. A range of examples found throughout Dundee will act as inspiration for the project.

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At the end of the exhibition, the room will move to Dundee's Central Library to function as an area for digital learning for the city.

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The V&A Dundee