2013 Unbecoming

"NOTHING WILL COME OF NOTHING, SPEAK AGAIN". SARAH BOMANS & REMCO ROES

“NOTHING WILL COME OF NOTHING, SPEAK AGAIN”. SARAH BOMANS & REMCO ROES

Contributions to this issue of the IDEA Journal responded to the topic of Unbecoming:  an exploration into the liberating wrongness of interiors.

The guest editor for the IDEA JOURNAL 2013 is Ed Hollis. Ed is Director of Research at the School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art. Working with follies and ruins in Sri Lanka, with modern interventions to historic buildings in Scotland, and in the notoriously slippery discipline of Interiors, has focussed Edward’s research and theoretical thinking on the notion of time, story, and building. Edward Hollis is currently working on a number of research projects. He is involved with current plans to revive the ruins of Gillespie Kidd and Coia’s seminary at Cardross. His first book, ‘The Secret Lives of Buildings’: a collection folk tales stories about mythical buildings was published in 2009; and he is currently writing ‘The Memory Palace’ a book of lost Interiors. Dr Rachel Carley Executive Editor

List of Content

  • Editorial: Unbecoming Ed Hollis
  • The Vanity and Entombment of Marie Antoinette Heather Peterson
  • Impossible Totality and Domesticity: Designed interiors as monsters Peter Aeschbacher and Fàtima Pombo
  • Reflexive Dwelling: The body as representation of wall Kirsty Volz
  • VISUAL ESSAY Erased Domesticity: an abandoned house in Detroit Lorella Di Cintio and Jonsara Ruth
  • Dressing Surface Wounds Susan Hedges
  • VISUAL ESSAY Between Everywhere, Connecting Everything, and Nowhere Mark Pimlott
  • VISUAL ESSAY Nothing will come of nothing, speak again Sarah Bomans and Remco Roes
  • Eye Candy: the Manhattan residence of Joseph Holtzman Lisa Zamberlan
  • An ‘Unbecoming’ Cohabitation? Reconsidering the narrative of the Cathedral-Mosque of Córdoba Sing d’Arcy
  • The Failings of a Fleet of Fools: Encountering the interiors of disused power stations Aleks Catina
  • Redefining Waste for the Twenty-first Century: A new role for interior designers Agnishikha Choudhuri
  • Biographies