Thursday, 5 December 2013
The 7th International Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) symposium and exhibition
Convened and arranged by RMIT Interior Design
31 July to 3 August, 2014
Design Hub, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline fo submission of abstracts: 14 February, 2014
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, 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; atmospheric compositions; ephemerality; uniqueness; one-offs; a multiplicity of experience.
Download the Participant Guide.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Issue 30 (2014)
EDITORS: Albert Fuster, Raffaella Perrone
Submission deadline: 20 December, 2013
INTERIOR DESIGN. The Project of Space
Currently, interior design project needs new disciplinary approaches as a result of the deep social, economical and technological changes.
Our environment fast mutation requires a high speed of answer that interior design should balance with its undeniable semantic value and social responsibility.
ELISAVA Temes de Disseny 30 issue thinks about what planning the space means in the 21st century and which new elements should be introduced in the project, regardless of the field they are in – habitat, retail, contract, etc.
The questions we pose are:
- Are the systems adaptable to repetitive models and franchises still valid?
- Is it possible to counteract globalization by means of projects that “mutate” and “adapt” to local contexts and needs?
- To what extent do industrial design and graphic design must be considered as factors to implement in the space project?
- Does the “author project” fits in the current context?
- Can/must new technologies, materials and productive systems provide semantic value to the space?
Possible answers and approaches can come from the cultural, economic, historical, industrial design, engineering, anthropological, graphic design, etc… world.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Les maisons oniriques
Éditions Hermann, 2013
À la recherche des « images de pensée (Denkbilder), Walter Benjamin introduit un procédé efficace de correspondance entre rêve et architecture, une idée qu’il tenait du Surréalisme. On a pu parler d’oniromancie à l’envers, car son point de départ est bien celui des choses, des objets, des lieux, des endroits, des atmosphères, afin d’en faire émerger les qualités irrationnels. Une telle théorie décrit précisément les relations fantastiques se créant par l’accumulation d’articles luxueux, d’objets d’art anciens, de pièces de collection, de bibelots passés de mode, de colifichets frivoles, de fragments dépareillés, d’images surannées, d’instruments tombés en désuétude. Tout cela forme un milieu peuplé d’objets et de gens, capable d’engendrer un paysage onirique et conduisant à une expérience agoraphobique dont la direction est obstinément tournée vers l’intérieur. Ici, le spectateur est à la recherche du temps perdu, et les objets sont comme des alambics filtrant la durée. Procédant à la radiographie de la « maison de rêve » (Traumhaus), Benjamin offre un catalogue précis des meubles de rêves qui en hantent les espaces clos.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Architecture Faculty Positions at Antalya International University
AIU – Antalya International University
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Department: Department of Architecture
Institution: AIU – Antalya International University — Antalya, Turkey
Job Categories: Assistant Professor
Academic Field(s): Interior Design — Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Apply By E-mail: email@example.com
Antalya International University (AIU) invites applications for faculty positions at Architecture and Interior Architecture departments. The positions are expected to be filled at the assistant professor rank, however, appointments at the associate and full professor level will be considered for outstanding candidates.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
open lecture series: a comparison of approaches
November 2013-January 2014
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The architecture doesn’t consist in the sum of the width, length and height of the structural elements which enclose space, but in the void itself, the enclosed space in which men live and move. [Bruno Zevi]
Interior Architecture focuses on conceiving, designing and creating not only spaces where to reside, but places to inhabit [from the Latin habitare, "to live, dwell", frequentative of habere, "to have, to hold, possess"], be it on small detail scales or in urban contexts. This discipline is not a completion, nor an accessory of the architectural design, neither a matter of decoration or furnishing, but rather a design approach, a method, and a particular “sight” of the architectural project. In Italy, Interior Architecture identifies a theoretical, historical and critical field of research and professional practice, that encompasses interior design, furniture design, exhibition design and museography, and which is characterized by a long and outstanding tradition. Along with architectural composition and urban design, it substantially contributed to the rise of the Italian architectural culture, fostering the birth and growth of the industrial design, and playing a crucial role in the schools of architecture and design of the country. Today Interior Architecture is an emerging academic area of interest in many European Universities and overseas as well as one of the most promising and strategic professional fields.
The open lecture series Interior Sights is organized within the course in “Interiors Architecture” of the School of Architecture and Society. Invited teachers will offer different points of view on the discipline of Interior Architecture, with the aim of providing a variety of critical perspectives on both theory and practice, and offering an insight of today’s diversities and commonalities in teaching, practicing and researching in Interiors Architecture.
Monday, 4 November 2013
Cycle de conférences | Arts, littérature et société
Université de Genève, Switzerland
La culture italienne est l’une des plus riches du monde. L’Italie, l’un des fondateurs de l’Union européenne, demeure un pays industriellement et culturellement très dynamique. À l’heure où les échanges commerciaux s’intensifient entre l’Europe et la Suisse, une bonne connaissance de la langue et de la culture italiennes représente un atout non négligeable pour les professionnels opérant dans les différents secteurs de l’économie et du savoir.
Cette session printanière, qui complète celle consacrée à l’apprentissage de la langue (voir le programme de la session d’automne 2013) propose quatre modules consacrés à différents aspects de la culture transalpine, tels que la littérature, le monde de l’entreprise (Modules 3 et 4), les paysages et les arts plastiques (Modules 5 et 6).
Saturday, 28 September 2013
The office as an interior (1880 – 1960)
October 17–18, 2013
Swiss Federal Archives, Berne
Download the Conference programme
Monday, 16 September 2013
v. 3 _ applied geometries
submission deadline: 12 January 2014
Meg Jackson + Jonathon Anderson _ editors
Geometry has always informed the process of design, serving as both as an inspiration and generator of space. More recently, the spatial design fields have increasingly engaged applied geometries in the analysis and optimization of the manufacturing and construction processes. As evidenced through the historical avant-garde interior architectures of Gaudi, Saarinen, and Fuller, the performative potential of geometry is nothing new, yet recent investigations have begun to challenge conventional practices by expanding the potential for complexity in design. Contemporary advances in the design process, largely due to digital technologies, continue to challenge the means and methods of architecture through emerging hybrids of advanced geometry. While technological innovation has transformed the spatial and formal opportunities of designers, the unique context of architecture, as well as its humanist and social agencies, continues to challenge the fantastical potential of alternative geometries. It is within this relationship – at the interstitial space between architecture and geometry — that we position the theme of our next issue of ii.
Friday, 5 July 2013
Raison D’Etre 2
Crafting a Global History of Interior Decoration and Design
A Symposium and Special Journal Issues
Hosted by Journal of Interior Design & Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture
9 -10 March, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Deadline for the submission of a 500 words abstract: 15 July, 2013
Raison D’Etre 2: Crafting a Global History of Interior Decoration and Design is a symposium centered on the history and development of interior design as a profession and discipline around the world. Abstracts are invited that address the symposium theme, especially those that address interior design history within or among various countries, cities, and institutions. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: contributions of past and present individuals and firms; significant interiors and furnishings; professional definitions and interpretations; the role of professional organizations including preservation; significant people/firms and their practices; the development of educational and professional standards; and relevant publications and media.
The Raison D’Etre 2 symposium is sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design and co-hosted by Drs. John Turpin, FIDEC, Dean, School of Art and Design, High Point University, and Bridget May, FIDEC, Professor, Marymount University. It will be held immediately after the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (March 6-8, 2014). Participants at the Symposium also are encouraged to attend the IDEC Annual Conference and to submit abstracts of other work to the IDEC conference. For more information about the conference and IDEC, go to http://idec.org/conferences/conferences.html