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2024: (un)Making Schedule

Interior Provocations


10:00 am | Symposium Introduction


10:30 am | Paper Session I

Introduced by:  Nour Bannout

Moderated by: Karyn Zieve | Assoistant Dean History of Art and Design | School of Liberal Arts ans Sciences | Pratt Institute


Finished Voids: From Quarries to Plaster Impressions

Lois Weinthal | Professor, Graduate Program Director | School of Interior Design | Toronto Metropolitan University


The Secret Place: Placemaking as Liberatory Practice in Enslaved Communities

Nolonda Jones | Assistant Professor | School of Interior Design | Louisiana State University


11:30 am | Break


11:45 am | Paper Session II

Introduced by:  Paris Fabrikant

Moderated by: David Foley | Chairperson Interior Design | School of Design | Pratt Institute 


(un)Making the Chicago-Style Art Gallery

Barbara Jaffee | Associate Professor Emerita |  Art History, School of Art and Design | Northern Illinois University


You Had To Be There – Interiors Worth Knowing And Forgetting

Andrea Sosa Fontaine | Assistant Professor | Interior Design Program | College of Architecture and Environmental Design | Kent State University


MOVE >> (un/re)making of Place in Syrian Refugee Camps

Rana Kamal Abudayyeh | Associate Professor | College of Architecture and Design | School of Interior Architecture | University of Tennessee, Knoxville


1:15 pm | Lunch Break


2:30 pm | Paper Session III

Introduced by: Hannah Rothfield

Moderated by: Sarah Lichtman | Chairperson History of Art and Design | School of Liberal Arts ans Sciences | Pratt Institute


The New American Historic House; The (Un)Making of Historic Space to Center Black Life

Jessica Caldwell | Visiting Assistant Professor | Interior Design | Pratt Institute 

Annie Coggan | Associate Professor | Interior Design |  Pratt Institute


Wearing Away: Abraded Spaces, Maintenance, and the Abject Interior

William T. Willoughby | Associate Professor | Interior Design & Architecture | College of Architecture & Environmental Design | Kent State University

Ronn Daniel | Associate Professor | Interior Design | College of Architecture & Environmental Design | Kent State University


(Un)making in Repair

Markus Berger | Professor | Interior Architecture | Rhode Island School of Design


4:00 pm | Poster Session/Break

Instoduced by: Tareq Alzawawi 


4:30 pm  | Keynote

Introduced by: Keena Suh

Moderated by: Anita Cooney | Dean School of Design | School of Design | Pratt Institute

“Critical Making: Toward Emotive Environments”
Behnaz Farahi | Assistant Professor | Design | California State University, Long Beach


5:30 pm | Reception


6:00 pm | Symposium Concludes

Interior Provocations: (un)making 

A symposium at Pratt Institute

Student Union 

March 23, 2024    10am-6pm

Admission is free | RSVP is required

The symposium is in-person but will be streamed live

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