This postgraduate conference will explore the design and use of the domestic interior from historical and contemporary perspectives. The event aims to facilitate exchange between new researchers studying the domestic interior and domestic objects, encouraging a dialogue between designers, anthropologists and historians. We invite papers from postgraduate students of design, fine art, architecture, anthropology, art history, historical geography and social and cultural history. Students working on any historical period are invited to submit proposals. However, we would be particularly interested in submissions dealing with the periods 1400-1700 and 1960-2003.
Papers might address one or more of the following themes: designing and organising the home; using and experiencing the domestic interior; regulating behaviour in the home; limitations and possibilities in the design and study of the interior.
Send proposals (200 words) by 1 December to Hannah Greig, via email. For further details see our website. The event will be held on 9 February at the Royal College of Art, Kensington, London.
Dr Hannah Greig
AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior
Royal College of Art
London SW7 2EU
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