Presentation

Encountering the liminal: Creating a digital record and affective encounters with spaces of conflict

Heather Mitcheltree, Mitchell Ransome

Published : 2020

Abstract

Since the establishment of the Cypriot buffer zone, the UN patrolled area has remained largely untouched - serving as a spatial divide between the north and south of Cyprus. Through our work, we have been documenting and creating a 3D archive of the heritage architecture within this zone, examining the ways in which emergent technology might be used to create an enduring digital record of the architecture and urban fabric within conflict zones. In the context of ongoing conflict and division, these 3D digital scans and resultant affective installation pieces, give access to politically sensitive spaces, and a link to narratives of identity and place amid ongoing division.