Royal College of Art Lecture - British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series


British Council in partnership with the Royal College of Art presents

The Royal College of Art Lecture as part of the British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series

Interior Matters: - Proximities:Inhabitations:Identities:

A Lecture by Graeme Brooker, Head of Interior Design

Special Guest introduction by Professor Jason Pomeroy, Eco-Architect, Author and Television Personality

Abstract - This talk will examine the design of interior space through three lenses; Proximities: Inhabitations: Identities.

It will examine how these three entities are fundamental to the conception and development of the subject, informing its cultures of education, research and practice primarily through reusing buildings and creating spaces to occupy through the making of particular spatial identities. These three conditions are the fundamental 'matter' of the interior, and their exploration add up to the development of a unique interior sensibility, a spatial composite of understanding, empathy and most of all responsiveness to people, places and inside space.

About the Speaker:

Graeme Brooker is an academic and writer based in the UK. He is Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2013 and 2015 He was the Head of the Department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He has been a visiting professor at institutions across Europe, the Far East and America.

He has written extensively on the interior and in particular the implications of reworking of existing spaces and buildings. He is the author of a number of books on the subject. These include: ‘Rereadings: Interior Architecture and the Principles of Remodeling Existing Buildings’ (with Sally Stone: RIBA 2004), ‘Form and Structure – The Organisation of Interior Space’ (with Sally Stone: AVA 2007), ‘Context and Environment – Site and Ideas’ (with Sally Stone: AVA 2008), the Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture (with Sally Stone and Michael Coates: AVA 2008), Objects and Elements - Occupying Interior Space (with Sally Stone: AVA 2009), ‘What is Interior Design?’ (With Sally Stone: Rotovision 2010) and ‘From Organisation to Decoration (With Sally Stone: Routledge 2012).

He is the founder and Director of the charity I.E. (Interior Educators), the national subject association for interiors in the UK. His latest books are ‘Key Interiors Since 1900’ (Laurence King 2013) and the forthcoming ‘Adapation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design’ (Bloomsbury 2016).

Date: Thursday 7 July 2016

Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm - Registration will commence at 6pm (A light reception will be provided following the lecture)

Venue: National Design Centre - Auditorium (Level 2), 111 Middle Rd, 188969. For Directions - https://www.designsingapore.org/NDC/visitor.aspx

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Thu Jul 7, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM SGT
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National Design Centre - Auditorium (Level 2)
British Council Lecture - Free
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