Martin Maleschka studied architecture at Brandenburg University of Technology and gained working experience in renowned architecture firms such as OMA in Rotterdam. During his studies he worked as lecturer and gained various prizes for his works including a first prize for the information graphics competition held by arch+ magazine. Martin developed a keen interest for photography as well as for architectural art in the German Democratic Republic. Since 2008 he has published photos of architectural art on Flickr (kunst am bau / ddr) and managed to set up the most comprehensive photographic collection of architectural art in East Germany. For “Rampant Mediocrity?” Martin presents more than 2000 pictures of his collection at Display Gallery. Martin works and lives in Cottbus.