People & Program

Graeme Brooker

Keynote

Professor Graeme Brooker is Head of Interiors at The Royal College of Art, London. He has published widely on many aspects of the interior and in particular the reuse of existing buildings. His most recent publications include Adaptations (Bloomsbury 2016) and Key Interiors Since 1900 (Laurence King 2013). He has co-authored numerous books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Re-readings, (RIBA 2005, Volume 2 - 2018).

He is the founder and director of the charity Interior Educators (IE), the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK. His current projects include, The Story of the Interior (Phaidon 2020), a reworking of Gombrich’s classic publication, but utilising the narratives of enclosed spaces.

Program

The symposium presents six contemporary positions on interior design theory plus a keynote by Graeme Brooker (RCA, London).

The conference’s second day is dedicated to the discussion of current topics and issues, which are related to the symposium’s concern with interior design theory and discipline building, and to fostering new activities and cooperation.

The official program of papers and discussion topics will be available in early March 2018.


Scientific Committee

Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK

Carola Ebert, BAU International Berlin, Germany

Imma Forino, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, European Council of Interior Architects, Estonia

Conference Organisation

The conference is organised by BAU International Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Carola Ebert, Chair of Interior Design, History and Theory of Architecture and Design.
Both the symposium and the follow-up discussion are free of charge. Since seating is limited, we kindly ask you to register online. If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Forster and Prof. Ebert at interiortheory@bauinternational-berlin.de

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The conference is free. However, seating is limited. Please secure your seat and register for the symposium and/or the follow-up discussion.

Symposium

The symposium “Interior – inferior – in theory? Contemporary positions in interior design theory” addresses the discipline’s current status, its theoretical disposition and the nexus between research teaching and profession in six academic papers plus a keynote by Graeme Brooker (RCA, London).


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Follow-up Discussion

Under the title “Interior Design - Theory and Discipline today”, the conference’s second day is dedicated to the discussion of current topics and issues, which are related to the symposium’s concern with interior design theory and discipline building, and to foster new activities and cooperation.


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