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Unsanctioned occupation experiments in threshold interiority

Daou, Dolly & Lee, Gini (2007) Unsanctioned occupation experiments in threshold interiority. In McCarthy, Christine & Matthewson, Gill (Eds.) Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association Conference : Inhabiting Risk, 2-6 July 2007, Wellington.

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Abstract

This paper discusses an interior practice informed by travelling into, and experiencing first-hand, the appropriated spaces of protest sites derived from and around precarious ways of living. The first space is the ephemeral tent city of Sahat - Al - Bourj Square in Beirut and the second, the impermanently occupied Ottoman walls of Istanbul. Both sites reveal a temporary inhabitation with permanent 'affect where "Affect is this passing of a threshold, seen from the point of view of the change in capacity."----- This change in capacity requires that small experimental steps are undertaken to 'affect' bodily movement. Such movement is receptive to the experiences and dimensions of everyday living, informed by regard for ethical practice. Brian Massumi describes these 'afective' practices as encouraging a sense of being, felt intensely. These two sites of Beirut and Instanbul are places of intense temporal experience yet they are enduringly 'affected' by the traces of living that occur everyday in and around them; their exterior markings hint at interior occupations where adaption, transformation and appropriation are tactics. They challenge normative interior practice through intense engagement with the consequences of investing design with the political and cultural narratives that shape spatial practices; and they demand a cross-disciplinary approach.----- By moving outside the comfort of the interior zone, what do we risk?

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ID Code: 21197
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Interiority, unsanctioned sites, occupation
ISBN: 9780475123145
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Heritage and Conservation (120102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2009 09:12
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:53

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