inside-out

speculating on the interior

Authors

  • Cathy Smith Queensland University of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37113/ideaj.vi0.225

Keywords:

Interior, Architecture, Betweeness

Abstract

In this paper, I have speculated on the interior as a site and an idea of betweeness. Feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray (Irigaray 1999) has associated the concept of interior with dualist and gendered philosophies. Nevertheless, the interior as a site has offered many opportunities for artists and occupants to challenge how we inhabit and change architecture. In this paper, I will focus on a design project that involves experimental making and living as part of a subversive approach to architecture: suggesting that we might re-conceptualise ‘interior’ as the space of betweeness rather than the space of the contained. This paper, part of my ongoing doctoral research, has extended ideas about the interior that I explored in the 2003 IDEA journal and has reflected my personal experience of collaborative, experimental design practices. The purpose of my research is to explore the betweeness of spatial practice.

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How to Cite

Smith, Cathy. 1. “Inside-Out: Speculating on the Interior”. Idea Journal, 1, 93-102. https://doi.org/10.37113/ideaj.vi0.225.

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Section

Design Research Paper