Interstitial space and everyday housing practices

Steele, Wendy and Keys, Cathy (2015) Interstitial space and everyday housing practices. Housing, Theory and Society, 32 1: 112-125. doi:10.1080/14036096.2014.938866

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Steele, Wendy
Keys, Cathy
Title Interstitial space and everyday housing practices
Journal name Housing, Theory and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1403-6096
Publication date 2015
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14036096.2014.938866
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 112
End page 125
Total pages 14
Place of publication Stockholm, Sweden
Publisher Taylor & Francis Scandinavia
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper explores the role of interstitial space and everyday housing practices at the domestic scale. Interstitial space is often framed as "empty" or "in-between" space located in the shadows of conventional built form and everyday practices. In this paper, we focus on interstitial space as a site of often undervalued or taken-for-granted housing possibility. We begin the paper by outlining the contours of interstitial space as a theoretical concept before highlighting two cross-cultural examples of domestic housing storage practices within the Australian context: (1) "under the house" in the Queensland vernacular and (2) "close to the wind-break" in a remote Aboriginal community in the centre of Australia. We conclude by drawing attention to the importance of interstitial spatial practices for housing theory and practice and offer suggestions for further research.
Keyword Interstitial space
Housing - Australia
Everyday practices
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
School of Architecture Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 14:40:58 EST by Catherine Keys on behalf of School of Architecture