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Interior Speculations research symposium

Interior Speculations research symposium

Join the Interior Architecture and Design team for the inaugural research symposium: Interior Speculations. Held virtually over two days, this event provides an accessible environment to share and debate ideas in research and practice.

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Historically, notions of interiority have been subject to use across a wide variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychiatry, and architecture. Despite systematic efforts to dissect the latter into more distinct divisions of labour, practitioners and researchers continue to speculate on the variegated role of the interior in the architectural field, and the extent of its influence on a swathe of other related discourses.

In this spirit, as IAD at NTU continues to evolve from its modest origin, the inaugural Interior Speculations research symposium provides an accessible environment for the free exchange of ideas and scholarly works that aim to explore the tensions between practice and research in debates on the evolution of the contemporary interior.

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Wednesday  2 June 2021

5.30 pm - Introduction (session chair: Manual Macia)

5.40  pm -  Things in Fields and Other Spaces: Social Histories of the Car Boot Sale (Harry Foley)

6.20  pm - The Role of Design and Nottingham’s Skating Community (Olivia Witcomb)

6.30 pm - ‘Seeing Heterotopia’ in the Art Audience-Gallery Space (Yen Kang Yeh)

7  pm  -  Public Space, Community and the Active Body - Skateboarding in the City (Iain Borden)

7.50 pm -  Closing comments (Manuel Macia)

Thursday 3 June  2021

5.30 pm - Introduction (session chair: Nikoo Nikkar)

5.40 pm – Authenticity of the Perspective and Representations of the Interior (Doug Gittens)

6.20pm – Ethnography, Activism, and the Old Market Square (Saskia Warnes)

6.30 pm – Social Housing and the North Kensington Community (Lily Riley)

7 pm – Inside-out Practice Research (Carolina Rito)

7.50 pm – Closing Comments (Nikoo Nikkar)

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