About the Journal
The idea journal is central to IDEA’s objective to foster, publish and disseminate peer reviewed spatial design, interior design/interior architecture research where the definition of research includes research about design, research for design as well as through design. To this end the idea journal invites a range of contributions on and representations of design research.
IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) was formed in 1996 for the advancement and advocacy of education by encouraging and supporting excellence in interior design/interior architecture education and research within Australasia.
The objectives of IDEA are:
- to advocate for university undergraduate and postgraduate programs that provide a minimum 4 years education in interior design/interior architecture;
- to support the rich diversity of individual programs within the higher education sector;
- to create collaboration between programs in the higher education sector;
- to foster an attitude of lifelong learning;
- to encourage staff and student exchange between programs;
- to provide recognition for excellence in the advancement of interior design/interior architecture education;
- to foster, publish and disseminate peer reviewed interior design/interior architecture research.
This edition of the IDEA Journal: DARK SPACE_the interior called for interdisciplinary collaborative discourse examining built or unbuilt projects/speculations/theoretical inquiry/design inquiry, positioned as:
Disruption to the realities and perceptions of (interior?) space
Interiors that catalyse symbioses (interior exterior)
Extreme interiors that confront the human sensorium, e.g. confined environments, isolated environments, highly sensuous environments
Experimental Interiors that manipulate the human sensorium
Historical precedents of Interiors that engage the human sensorium
- Future projections of Interiors that are affecting/shifting changing the human sensorium
- Physiological and or psychological analyses of Interiors that affect symbioses (interior exterior)