2014 | SITUATION

SITUATION — a symposium and exhibition — convened and arranged by RMIT Interior Design, in partnership with IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association)

SITUATION symposium, July 31 to August 3, 2014
RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia

SITUATION exhibition, July 23 to August 3 2014
Project Rooms 1 and 2, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia

The word ‘situation’ brings attention to the designing of interiors as a practice engaged in spatial and temporal production; a practice that works in the midst of social, cultural, historical and political forces; a practice open to contingency, chance and change; a practice engaged with singularity and specificity.

‘situation’ highlights ideas of event and the eventful nature of interiors, lived space-time compositions in constant change; circumstances and circumstancing; atmospheric compositions as distinct from artefacts; ephemerality; uniqueness; one-offs; a multiplicity of experience. (Suzie Attiwill, a SITUATION arranger)

SITUATION steering committee
Roger Kemp, Interior Design, RMIT University
Suzie Attiwill, Interior Design, RMIT University
Christopher Cottrell, Interior Design, RMIT University
Caroline Vains, Interior Design, RMIT University
Nick Rebstadt, Interior Design graduate, RMIT University

SITUATION symposium conveners
Suzie Attiwill, Interior Design, RMIT University
Philippa Murray, Interior Design, RMIT University

SITUATION exhibition curatorium
Suzie Attiwill, Interior Design, RMIT University
Simon Maidment, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria
Kate Rhodes, Curator of Design, Design Hub, RMIT University
Sven Mehzoud, Interior Architecture, Monash University

Link to SITUATION: symposium and exhibition proceedings

SITUATION symposium and exhibition proceedings Table of Contents

Key Situator Presentations

Everyday Life Interiors
Omar Sosa Art Director, Apartamento magazine (SPAIN)
A provisional context for discussion: thinking-making material relations, fashioning situations, and exhibiting practices in motion.
Bianca Hester Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (AUS)
Rubrics and Recipes: situations in time
Edward Hollis Architect and Author and Deputy Director of Research, Edinburgh College of Art,
University of Edinburgh, (SCOTLAND)

SITUATION Symposium Presentations Friday August 1st

Paper Presentations

Urban Atmospheres: at the interface of air
Benedict Anderson Professor of Spatial Design, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)
Presenting Nothing: how to represent interiors as atmospheres
Philippa Nicole Barr (AUS)
Situating Affect
Akari Kidd, PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ);
Jan Smitheram, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
Thinking the Interior: atmospheric envelopes and entangled objects
Fiona Curran Artist and Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Art and PhD research student,
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (UK)
Situating the Subject at the National Recreation Ground: hut spaces, park practices and subjectivation at New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park in the 1920s
Jacquie Naismith, Senior Lecturer, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington (NZ)
The Metamorphosis of Indian Culture and its Relationship with Interior Design
Varsha Jadhav, Brand Development, Strategic Thinking, DSK International Campus, Pune (INDIA)
Adaptive ‘Re-Mardin’: adaptive re-use, beyond cultural and historical conversation
Özge Cordan Lecturer, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture,
Istanbul Technical University (TURKEY);
Frederico Fialho Teixeira Lecturer, Istanbul Technical University (TURKEY)
150cm domesticity
Nuttinee Karnchanaporn Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Interior Architecture Program, School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (THAILAND)
Learning From Hindsight: experience-centred evaluation of a housing and support environment
Kate Tregloan Lecturer, Faculty of Art Design + Architecture, Monash University (AUS);
Libby Callaway Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University and Summer Foundation Ltd (AUS);
Byron Mayer Faculty of Art Design + Architecture, Monash University (AUS);
Rebecca Woods Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University, (AUS)

Exhibition Presentations

Those Lights We Call Stars
Fiona Curran Artist and Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Art and PhD Research Student,
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (UK)
Lap of Luxury
Sophie Knezic Artist and Writer and Lecturer, VCA, University of Melbourne (AUS)
the lightness of one and three doors
James Carey Associate Lecturer, PhD Candidate, Interior Design, RMIT University (AUS)
Shifting Materials: between capacity and affect
Gyungju Chyon Lecturer, Industrial Design, RMIT University (AUS);
John Sadar Senior Lecturer, MADA, Monash University (AUS)
Timber Frame Wall
Sam Kebbell Architect, KebbellDaish Architects and Lecturer, School of Architecture,
Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
Just Looking
Adele Varcoe PhD Candidate, School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University (AUS)


SITUATION Symposium Presentations Saturday August 2nd

Paper Presentations

Patterning Material, Space, and Effects: systems for the generation of interior situations
Clay Odom, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, University of Texas, Austin (USA)
Surface     encounter
Phoebe Welman Whitman, PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Interior Design, RMIT University (AUS)
The Escaping Surface
Susan Hedges, Senior Lecturer, Spatial Design, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology (NZ)
situation (beyond): watercolour as a practice of care
Rosie Scott, PhD Candidate, Interior Design, RMIT University (AUS)
SITUATED ECSTASIES: arranging a ‘margin-archive’
Nathan Crane, PhD Candidate and Tutor, University of South Australia (AUS)
Relational Documentation
Olivia Pintos-Lopez PhD Candidate, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University (AUS)
Inhabiting Appropriation: the artist’s practice as always already-made
Masato Takasaka Artist and PhD Candidate, Monash University (AUS)
Echo Chamber: a unique collaboration in response to site
Sarah Edwards PhD Candidate, School of Art, RMIT University (AUS)
Interior Design Education: assessing that which is unique
Lisa M. Tucker Associate Professor and Chair of Interior Design, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech (USA)
Site: the situated and situational
Hayley Curnow BA Interior Architecture, Curtin University (AUS)
Interior Constructions, or: the situation of the flesh (A. Artaud)
Thea Brejzek Professor of Spatial Theory, Interior and Spatial Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)
I think where I am not and I am where I do not think
Lynn Churchill Course Coordinator, Interior Architecture Program, Curtin University (AUS)
The Liminality of Interiority
Jacqueline Power Lecturer, Interior Design, University of Tasmania (AUS)

Exhibition Presentations

The Princess Theatre Inversion
Campbell Drake Architect and Lecturer, Interior and Spatial Design, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)
Test_001
Room11 Architects (Aaron Roberts, Kim Bridgland, Georgia Nowak) (AUS);
Keith Deverell Video, Sound and Installation Artist (UK, AUS);
Marcus Cook Sound Artist and Sound/Video/Electronics Technician (AUS)
Making Conversation
Trish Bould Drawing Place, Creative Director, curator and visual artist (UK);
Belinda Mitchell University of Portsmouth, Senior Lecturer and visual artist (UK)
Sites of Significance
Louisa King Graduate, Landscape Architecture and PhD Candidate, RMIT University (AUS)
contexts, cuts, convergences
Bianca Hester, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (AUS)
State School No. 1490: 1968–1972
Hannah Lewi Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne (AUS);
Caroline Jordan Honorary Associate, La Trobe University (AUS)
Patterning Situations: Tesseract 4.0
Clay Odom Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin with Sean O’Neill and Adam Owens (USA)

SITUATION Symposium Presentations Sunday August 3rd

Paper Presentations

Towards Silence and Spatial Boundaries
Leisa Tough (AUS)
The Cricket is Under the Bed: time and dwelling
Jin Feng Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Master of Interior Design Program, Lawrence Technological University (USA)
Situating Sydney’s Lost Interiors: scoping new technologies of temporal and spatial immersion
Russell Rodrigo Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture, University of New South Wales (AUS)
RE-Situated Ghosts
Philippe Campays Architect and Interior Architecture Program Director, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ);
Stephanie Liddicoat PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne (AUS);
Matthew Randell Graduate Architect, Digital and Mechanical Designer (NZ)
Dormitory as Home: a temporary room and the presence of comfort
Chanida Lumthaweepaisal Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design,
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (THAILAND)
Better Than Home: the cultural value of homeyness in female travellers’ Asian hotel experiences through the analysis of user and object relationship in guestrooms
Grace Lau PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology (AUS, HONG KONG)
Communication Through Architectural Ornaments
Jiang Lu Professor of Interior Design, Eastern Michigan University (USA)
Shopping Culture and Spaces of Exchange: the case of Istanbul, Turkey
Özge Cordan Lecturer, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture,
Istanbul Technical University (TURKEY)
Human Worker Encounter
Rod Adams PhD Candidate, Senior Lecturer, Interior Design and Masters of Interior Design Futures,
Northumbria University (UK)

Exhibition Presentations

[Re]situating: the goodbye table road trip
Rachel Hurst Senior Lecturer, Art Architecture + Design, University of South Australia (AUS);
Beatrice Wharldall Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (AUS)
Shelf…
CONCRETE POST:
Hanna Tai, Artist, RMIT Alumnus and Lecturer, Deakin University (AUS);
Melanie Jayne Taylor, Artist, RMIT Alumnus and Founding Member Eye Collective (AUS);
Andrew Tetzlaff, Artist, RMIT Alumnus and Lecturer, RMIT University (AUS);
David Thomas, Professor, School of Art, RMIT University (AUS);
Jana Wellendorf, Artist and Lecturer, Muthesius Kunsthochschule (GERMANY)
Exercises of the ~ man (v) : found dialogues whispered to drying paint
Remco Roes PhD Candidate, Hasselt University (BELGIUM);
Alis Garlick Interior Design student, RMIT University (AUS)
Closer, in fragments
Winnie Ha Mitford PhD Candidate, RMIT University (AUS)
PUSH
PPPPP (Mick Douglas, Neal Haslem and Ceri Hann) RMIT University (AUS)
Abstract Accepted But Not Presented
IDEA Store
Francesca Muraldo Architect and PhD, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano/laboMint

SITUATION Exhibition Documentation

SITUATION Full Papers

Urban Atmospheres: at the interface of air
Benedict Anderson Professor of Spatial Design, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)
Presenting nothing: how to represent interior as atmospheres
Philippa Nicole Barr (AUS)
Interior Constructions, or: the situation of the flesh (A. Artaud)
Thea Brejzek Professor of Spatial Theory, Interior and Spatial Design, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)
RE-Situated Ghosts
Philippe Campays Architect and Interior Architecture Program Director, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ);
Stephanie Liddicoat PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne (AUS);
Matthew Randell Graduate Architect, Digital and Mechanical Designer (NZ)
I think where I am not and I am where I do not think
Lynn Churchill Course Coordinator, Interior Architecture Program, Curtin University (AUS)
Adaptive ‘Re-Mardin’: adaptive re-use, beyond cultural and historical conversation
Özge Cordan Lecturer, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University (TURKEY);
Frederico Fialho Teixeira Lecturer, Istanbul Technical University (TURKEY)
Site: the situated and situational
Hayley Curnow BA Interior Architecture, Curtin University (AUS)
Thinking the Interior: atmospheric envelopes and entangled objects
Fiona Curran Artist and Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Art and PhD research student,
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (UK)
The Escaping Surface
Susan Hedges, Senior Lecturer, Spatial Design, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology (NZ)
150cm domesticity
Nuttinee Karnchanaporn Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Interior Architecture Program, School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (THAILAND)
Situating Affect
Akari Kidd, PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ);
Jan Smitheram, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
Dormitory as Home: a temporary room and the presence of comfort
Chanida Lumthaweepaisal Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design,
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (THAILAND)
The Liminality of Interiority
Jacqueline Power Lecturer, Interior Design, University of Tasmania (AUS)
Situating Sydney’s Lost Interiors: scoping new technologies of temporal and spatial immersion
Russell Rodrigo Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture, University of New South Wales (AUS)
Towards Silence and Spatial Boundaries
Leisa Tough (AUS)
Learning From Hindsight: experience-centred evaluation of a housing and support environment
Kate Tregloan Lecturer, Faculty of Art Design + Architecture, Monash University (AUS);
Libby Callaway Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University and Summer Foundation Ltd (AUS);
Byron Mayer Faculty of Art Design + Architecture, Monash University (AUS);
Rebecca Woods Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University, (AUS)
Interior Design Education: assessing that which is unique
Lisa M. Tucker Associate Professor and Chair of Interior Design, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech (USA)
Surface     encounter
Phoebe Welman Whitman PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Interior Design, RMIT University (AUS)
SITUATION Retrospection
Suzie Attiwill, Benedict Anderson, Roger Kemp, Omar Sosa, Bianca Hester, Belinda Mitchell and Trish Bould, Varsha Jadhav, Sarah Edwards, Edward Hollis

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