This publication of papers on matters of interior design/interior architecture and landscape architecture, and insides and outsides, is another manifestation of INSIDEOUT, a symposium held in April 2005 at Domain House in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. The idea of holding a symposium where landscape and interior were brought together emerged during a conversation at SAHANZ, Brisbane, 2002. I remember feeling a sense of mischievous glee at the idea of holding a conference where what is usually so dominant in the fields of landscape and interior and, in a literal sense, the middle bit between them – architecture – would be absent. I wondered what kinds of conversation might be had without a dominant voice and referent.

Published: 2005-05-29