Michael Pecirno completed his undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently pursuing his M.A. from the Royal College of Art's Information Experience Design Programme. He has been an invited research fellow and scholarship recipient at multiple institutions, including the Architectural Association School of Architecture and Archeworks School of Design.
Michael's work and writing has been featured in numerous places, including: Wired Magazine, Fast Company Design, Gizmodo, The Washington Post, The Venice Biennale's Spontaneous Interventions Travelling Exhibit, Proximity Magazine, and numerous other spaces and publications.
Minimal Maps is an ongoing project that explores how richly-detailed single subject maps can give us new imagery to understand our landscape. The data is accurate for the year 2014 and explores the American (lower 48 states) landscape as a whole entity. The project is a continuation of the work began in 2012 while at Archework's Chicago Expander Workshops, where I was a research fellow.