Taste: Media & Interior Design- author

Taste: Media & Interior Design examines the evolution of what taste is, how it works and what it does. This book examines the recursive relationship between taste and media. This ongoing process changes the relationship between designers and the public, and our understanding of the relationship of individuals to their social contexts. This book aims... Continue Reading →

Interior Provocations: onEDGE_symposium

@ Pratt Institute & via ZOOM 04.09.22Organizers: Deborah Schneiderman, Keena Suh, Anca Lasc, Karyn Zieve, Erica Morawski, Karin TehveKeynote: Jorge Otero-Pailos/ Moderators: David Foley, Deborah Schneiderman and Erica Morawski Every year, current events affect the directions of research and culture, but the influence of recent events cannot be overstated. Who cannot say that the past... Continue Reading →

Appropriate(d) Interiors: book*talk

via ZOOM 03.23.22Interior Provocations Committee: Deborah Schneiderman, Keena Suh, Anca Lasc, Karyn Zieve, Erica Morawski, Karin TehveEvent Organizers: Deborah Schneiderman & Karin TehveModerator: Karin Tehve To celebrate the release of Appropriate(d) Interiors, we organized an online event, a virtual book talk. We were joined by the editors and the authors. Participants were physically in the... Continue Reading →

Material Evidence: Making a Case for Meaning in a Material World_conference presentation

via ZOOM on 03.02.22 / IDEC National ConferenceCo-authors/ presenters: Irina Schneid, Karin Tehve, William Watson & Edwin ZawadzkiFeatured image: Basilica San Vitale (Ravenna, Italy) + Analytique (Yasmeen Abdal, FA19)Description: An analysis of pedagogic frameworks informing Materials, Methods, and Meaning (a required junior theory class) Proposal text:Design theory classes offer an opportunity for students to contextualize... Continue Reading →

Appropriated Interiors- editor, author

[image appropriated from publisher's website] Pleased to announce the publication of the second collection of work presented at Interior Provocations, a series of symposia founded by Pratt Institute Faculty in the History of Art and Design and Interior Design Departments. Delighted to again work with my esteemed co-editors Professors Deborah Schneiderman and Anca Lasc, as well as... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity

[pinched from the publisher's website] _Honored to be asked to contribute a review for a book edited by Penny Sparke, to whom I would credit my conversion to interior design theory. Her work is an inspiration to me and to many.That book: Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity. Editors: Penny Sparke, Pat Brown, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Gini Lee & Mark Taylor.... Continue Reading →

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 →


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