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Interiors Beyond Architecture: Amy Campos & Deborah Schneiderman


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Join the School of Architecture for a discussion with the authors of the new book, "Interiors Beyond Architecture."

This program will take place in Goldsmith Hall 3.120, and is free and open to the public.

"Interiors Beyond Architecture" defines territories specific to place where the interior exists either without a building architecture, or where it transcends the architecture that it is within. These include inhabitable art, interiors for display, infrastructural interiors, stage sets, repurposed interiors, mobile interiors, interiors formed from nature, extreme environments, interior landscapes, and exterior spaces with interior conditions. Arguably, the earliest places of inhabitation and design were interiors without architecture—caves and cliff dwellings—essentially naturally occurring interiors in the landscape. Today, we see a rapidly growing need for expertise about the human occupation of space in environments beyond those that are explicitly architectural, like vehicular design, infrastructural space, and urban environments. Interior Designers are increasingly asked to consider not only the typical scenario of designing for building interiors but also to consider emerging specialties within and beyond the discipline of Architecture. With their book, Deborah Schneiderman and Amy Campos seek to highlight the relevance and importance of the expanding discipline of Interior Design today, presenting a series of often-radical propositions about the nature of the interior itself.

Amy Campos is Associate Professor of Interior Design at California College of the Arts. Her work focuses on durability and design with special interest in the impermanent, migratory and extreme potentials of the interior. Campos' work spans a variety of scales and platforms, from inhabited urban and architectural spaces to object and furniture design.

Deborah Schneiderman is Professor of Interior Design in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute as well as a registered architect and the principal and founder of deSc: architecture/design/research. Her scholarship and practice explore the emerging fabricated interior environment and its materiality. A widely published design scholar, her publications include "Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) and "The Prefab Bathroom: An Architectural History" (McFarland, 2014).

With a fresh and dynamic lineup of internationally renowned thought leaders each semester, the Lectures and Exhibitions series is considered the signature public event series of the School of Architecture.

Experts in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, sustainable design, architectural history, and other allied disciplines will present lectures that explore career trajectories and pivotal projects, share perspectives on the future of design, and offer a range of models for socially just practice.