Article_”POPS: Access, Appearance and Identity”

New York City’s incentive zoning program (1961-2000) created dozens of interior privately-owned-public-spaces (POPS). These represent variable degrees of publicness, spaces of appearance or performance dependent on those spaces’ access, configuration and features. This article uses the scholarship of Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler & Pierre Bourdieu to analyze these urban public interiors, demonstrating that obstacles to... Continue Reading →


BIOGRAPHY_Karin Tehve teaches at Pratt Institute, where she coordinates the theory and undergraduate thesis curriculum in Interior Design. Her own research and writing concentrates on taste, media and identity, and their intersection with the public realm. Karin founded her practice KT3Dllc in 2001 pursuing projects in architecture, interiors, and site‐specific art. She has lectured internationally... Continue Reading →


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Interiors Beyond Architecture_book talks

image: Joseph Paxton. The Crystal Palace. Westminster, GB. 1851 quote: Casey Haskins. "Kant and the Autonomy of Art" The subject of the talk concentrated on the autonomy of the interior from architecture, through the interior's embrace of the impermanent, of change and subsequent independence from architectures’s project of permanence (of duration & unity).04.15.19with editors Deborah... Continue Reading →

An Intersectional Analysis of Urban Public Interiors_lecture & paper

590 Madison Ave (IBM Building) Building: Edward Larrabee Barnes (1984) Atrium (landscape consultant): Zion & Breen Atrium (special consultant): William Whyte Photo: 2018 ACSA/COAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE / JUNE 14-16, 2018 / MADRID, SPAIN Moderators: Frédéric Bonnet, Obras & Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow Terrain Vague and Public Space This paper and presentation proposes an analysis... Continue Reading →

Interior Provocations Interiors Without Architecture_symposium

from the website:Interior Provocations, a symposium founded by Pratt Institute Faculty in the History of Art and Design and Interior Design Departments, provides a public forum for critical thinking about the design, theory and history of the interior. Comprised of provocative and boundary-expanding presentations by design practitioners, historians and theorists, the symposium is dedicated to... Continue Reading →

Taste, Media & the Modern Interior_conference presentation

Analysis of CSH#9. Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen. Entenza House. 1945-9. Students: Anandan/ Dudley/ Huang Analysis produced SP14. Presentation delivered at Common Ground: International Conference on The Image Conference. Venice, Italy. Fall 17.            Beatriz Colomina stated that architecture becomes modern through its relationship with media, an assertion that can be quantified. Certainly most of our... Continue Reading →

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