2012 | Interior: a State of Becoming

2012 IDEA Symposium

6-9 September 2012

State Library Perth Cultural Centre and Form Gallery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Hosted and convened by the Interior Architecture program, School of the Built Environment, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia in collaboration with Form Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

Convenor:
  • Dr Lynn Churchill, Senior lecturer, Interior Architecture, Curtin University.

Steering Committee:
  • Dr Lynn Churchill, Senior lecturer, Interior Architecture, Curtin University.
  • Associate Professor Dianne Smith, Head of Program, Interior Architecture, Curtin University
  • Associate Professor Marina Lommerse, Interior Architecture, Curtin University.

Link to Symposium Proceedings [Full Papers]

Conference curatorial outline

INTERIOR: A STATE OF BECOMING
Interior: a State of Becoming explored, extended and challenged the world of the interior as a state of constant and dynamic ‘becoming’ rather than ‘being’. The focus of the 2012 Symposium, the interior in flux, drew attention to the following questions: Entropy followed by death and renewal is the natural cycle. How do we reconsider the interior and the occupant becoming ‘old’? Where is the value in constantly ‘becoming’ new? How do facebook, the virtual window of the computer, the mobile phone, and their precedents, the book, the magazine, the camera, the ‘big’ screen and the television drive our expectations, visions and experiences of actual, physical interiors? What is adaptive re-use (as distinct from the practice of ‘conservation’)? What and how do we recycle? How do we re-vision the history of interiors in the light of ‘becoming’? What are the potential roles and responsibilities for Interior Designers / Architects in addressing becoming homeless and ‘being’ disadvantaged?

AN INTERIOR AFFAIR: A STATE OF BECOMING
The curators of the exhibition An Interior Affair: A state of Becoming invited proposals from researchers in interior architecture and interior design education and practice to submit proposals of speculative and or tangible creative work for exhibition. The exhibition ran in conjunction with the 2012 IDEA Symposium Interior: a State of Becoming. Therefore similar to the call for written papers, responses to the same provocation and themes of the 2012 IDEA Symposium were sought for the exhibition.  

Interior: a State of Becoming 2012 symposium proceedings

Book 1: Symposium Proceedings [Abstracts] [download PDF]

An Interior Affair: a State of Becoming 2012 exhibition catalogue

Book 2: Exhibition Catalogue [download PDF]

Symposium Proceedings: Full Papers

INTERIOR: IN FLUX
 INTERIOR: IN ITS EVERYDAYNESS
INTERIOR: AS FORCEFIELD
INTERIOR: AS ADAPTATION
INTERIOR: AS LESS
INTERIOR: AS PERFORMANCE
INTERIOR: AS VIRTUAL

Acknowledgments

The Curatorial Team, Symposium Committee and Editors would like to thank the individuals and organisations who have enabled this event to be realised through their generous contributions.

Thanks to Professor Jeanette Hacket, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Davis Head of School of the Built Environment and Professor Roy Jones, former Dean of Humanities Research, Curtin University, for funding support.

The Curators would also like to thank IDEA Chair Suzie Attiwill, Fleur Watson, FORM, the Curtin University student exhibition team and IDEA members for their support and advice towards the event.

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