David Flood

David M. Flood is an image-maker working between Finland and Ireland. He completed our Masters by Research programme on the role of globalised capital and urban topographies in 2018. Here he talks about his experience at IADT.

I have been in and out of IADT since 2003, studying courses in both Fine Art and Photography so I have plenty of experience of the place. In a way it feels like a second home to me and that is down to its atmosphere and the teaching staff. Their knowledge, helpfulness and professionalism always amazed me and has really assisted me in gaining a great amount of skill and knowledge from the practice-led MA there. You are challenged to push yourself which helps in getting to the high levels required from a Masters.

Within my practice-led MA programme, I reflected on representations of urban space in the context of globalised production and neoliberal governance. I focused on two locations, the Docklands in Dublin and Pasila in Helsinki, Finland. Apart from my thesis, the final output also included arranging exhibitions in both cities. I am currently residing in Helsinki, working in photographic printing and training but hoping to move on to study a PhD. On both academic and practice levels, the experience I gained in completing my MA will help me achieve that.

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