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2018: Interiors Without Architecture

Interior Provocations


Interiors Without Architecture, February 3, 2018, the second annual Pratt Interior Provocations symposium, sought to address the broad cultural, historical, and theoretical implications of interiors beyond their conventionally defined architectural boundaries, and not limited by interior design’s traditional associations with decoration, taste, and social status. This symposium’s intention was to encourage provocative and boundary-expanding proposals by design practitioners, historians, and theorists.



Penny Sparke, | Acting Dean and Professor of Design History | Director, Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University



Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art, Wellesley College

Amanda Dameron, Head of Home, Tastemade


Deborah Schneiderman
Keena Suh
Karin Tehve
[Pratt Institute, Department of Interior Design]


Anca I. Lasc
Karyn Zieve
[Pratt Institute, Department of the History of Art and Design]


Alexa Griffith Winton
[Ryerson School of Interior Design]

Image: Elusive Objects/Soft Refraction study; robotically deposited silicone. © Clay Odom with Ben Rice UTSOA Robotics Lab

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