Inside-out: Speculating on the interior

Smith, Cathy (2004) Inside-out: Speculating on the interior. IDEA Journal, 93-102.

Author Smith, Cathy
Title Inside-out: Speculating on the interior
Journal name IDEA Journal
ISSN 1445-5412
Publication date 2004
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Start page 93
End page 102
Total pages 10
Editor Jill Franz
Dianne Smith
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Language eng
Subject 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Formatted abstract
In this paper, I have speculated on the interior as a site and an idea of betweeness. Feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray (Irigaray 1999) has associated the concept of interior with dualist and gendered philosophies. Nevertheless, the interior as a site has offered many opportunities for artists and occupants to challenge how we inhabit and change architecture. In this paper, I will focus on a design project that involves experimental making and living as part of a subversive approach to architecture: suggesting that we might re-conceptualise ‘interior’ as the space of betweeness rather than the space of the contained. This paper, part of my ongoing doctoral research, has extended ideas about the interior that I explored in the 2003 IDEA journal and has reflected my personal experience of collaborative, experimental design practices. The purpose of my research is to explore the betweeness of spatial practice.
© IDEA, 2004
Keyword Interior
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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