The 2012 State of Becoming interiors symposium in Perth, 7–8 September 2012.
Over two days in September in Perth, the 2012 IDEA Symposium – A State of Becoming – presents a compelling series of talks, exhibitions, workshops and research projects to inspire designers and challenge preconceptions about “the interior”.
The Architectural Occupations in C21 talks series at the State Library of Western Australia (Friday, 7 September) brings together guest speakers Charles Rice (Kingston University); Beatrize Colomina (Princeton University); Bernie Tan-Hayes, (Point Of View Lighting, Melbourne) and Bob Stewart (Zenith Interiors, Melbourne).
Exhibitions include: Endless Quilt: Object Range (reflecting notions of the family heirloom, memory and the quilted form in objects); Unconscious House: Erasing Domesticity (how “ethics of care”, cooperation and relationships can replace conflict, and notions of “rights” and “duties”); Topographical Interiors (research into the interior as a partial or temporal condition always in flow); Dis[place]ment: a Woman’s Perspective (research into women displaced by disempowerment).
Associated events include furniture designer Jon Goulder’s master class (“A bunch of sticks”) at Midland Atelier on Sunday 9 September, and the 7 x 7 Practice talks by Lee Jackson, Evan Rees, Felicicty Lam, Jon Goulder, Simon Pendal and Tanya Sim, also Sunday 9 September.
IDEA is the Interior Design and Architecture Educators Association. A State of Becoming is hosted and curated by Curtin University. Some events are ticketed at the door, some require registration, so check the website for program and booking details.
6–9 September 2012