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21 September 2018

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 furthering the scholarship of the expanding fields of Interior Design and Interior Design History through the collaboration of these disciplines.

Taking place on 2 February 2019 at Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York), the third annual Pratt Interior Provocations symposium, Appropriate(d) Interiors, explores the way interiors participate explicitly and implicitly in embedded cultural values. Interiors, past and present, play critical roles even when they are not recognised as such. What are the standards, assumptions, codes and/or conventions that we need to dismantle? How can we expand our understanding of the history, theory and practice of interior design to challenge the status quo? What then is "appropriate" and what is "inappropriate"?

The symposium seeks provocative and boundary-expanding proposals from historians, theorists and practitioners according to two streams: history/theory, and praxis/theory. Indicate in your e-mail subject and on your abstract whether your paper should be considered history/theory or praxis/theory.

Please submit abstracts with original, unpublished research of no more than 300 words and a 2-page CV, as well as up to three images to: interiorprovocations@gmail.com by 1 October 2018, 21:00 EST.

Dependent upon the number of entries, a poster session will also be held. Please indicate in your abstract if you would like to be considered for this session only.

Please check the conference website for further information.


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