Dan Dubowitz studied architecture at Sheffield University from 1992, after two years’ working under Peter Eisenman. He also co-directed a Heisenberg project in Glasgow, Scotland, and taught at architecture and fine art in universities. But for the past seventeen years his focus has been investigating wastelands and cultivating an operative parallel between photography and architecture.
In 2003 Dubowitz founded the Civic Works, combining his interests in photography and cultural master plans. ‘The spaces that we abandon reveal much about ourselves and the psyche of contemporary societies. The way in which we respond to wastelands shapes not only the emerging city but the society it constructs,’ he explains.
So far he has developed plans for several cities in the United Kingdom: Glasgow, Sunderland, Newcastle, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.