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Re-Interpreting Historic Interiors to Bring the House to Life

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Abstract

Interior Futures grapples with the impossibility of beginning to imagine the future, and situates this struggle within the already contested space of the interior. Unlike other books written by and often for interior designers, this book features outsider, avant-garde and even renegade perspectives on the future of the interior and intentionally probes and provokes. Within each scenario, the consequences of pervasive, emergent and often disruptive behaviours, technologies, materials and actors are played out, forcing a departure from the comfort of any one disciplinary position. Far from suggesting that what can only happen next is an uninhabitable dystopia, this confection of creative, imaginative, poetic and portentous scenarios posit that despite a sense of infinite instability, the equilibrium of non-aligned bodies set in constant motion still offers a sense of belonging. In effect, this book offers a compelling mandate for tomorrow’s interior designers, and may even serve to identify both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Contributing authors include: Amy Campos, Dr Morgaine Gaye, Dr Harriet Harriss, Naomi House, Benjamin Koslowski, Terry Meade, Alex Schweder, Andrew Crompton, Naomi Stead, Edward Hollis, Ellie Collins, Elizabeth Gill, Douglas Gittens, Julian Woodcock, Caroline Yan Zheng, Chenyi Liao, Francesca Murialdo, Julie Freeman, Fosbury Architecture, Patrick Macklin, Barry Martin, Christopher Patten, Kelly Spanou, Liz Teston, Charity Edwards, Rochus Hinkel, Evelyn Kwok, Valerie Mace, Mark Pimlott, Dinah Casson, Rachel Simmonds, Vanessa Lorenzo, Dr Rod Adams, Lucy Marlor, Luciano Crespi, Barry Curtis, Monika Parrinder, Helga Schmid, Deborah Schneiderman, Màle Uribe Fores, Gregory Marinic, Caroline Claisse, Mark Taylor, Ju Hyun Lee, Dr Karen Fielder, Belinda Mitchell, Ross Exo Adams, Eve Stirling, Sally Billau, Steven Batty, Rachel Vallance, Suzie Attiwill, Virna Koutla


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Author(s): Claisse C

Editor(s): Brooker, G; Harriss, H; Walker, K

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Interior Futures: Volume 3 - Abstracted/Negotiated

Year: 2019

Volume: 3

Pages: 114-125

Print publication date: 06/05/2019

Acceptance date: 01/01/2019

Number of Volumes: 3

Publisher: Crucible Press

Place Published: Yountville, California

URL: https://www.cruciblepress.com/interiorfutures

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780996752657


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