Sublime acts : desire in the studio

Lindquist, Marissa & Franz, Jill M. (2012) Sublime acts : desire in the studio. In Churchill, Lynn & Smith, Dianne J. (Eds.) Interior: A State of Becoming, Book 1: Symposium of Proceedings, IDEA (Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association), Perth, Western Australia, pp. 36-44.

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Acknowledging the recent call to review design creativity and consideration of the body's affective states in education, this paper explores how desire, conceptualized as an immanent force (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987) and an irresistible force (Burke, 1753) can be a means of deeper engagement within the design studio. Positing 'disruption or blockage' as a key agent which propels subjects from fields of normalcy to fields of otherness, and subsequently mobilises distinct modes of desire, this paper takes Edmund Burke's Romantic sublime and Patricia Yaeger's feminine sublime as critical lenses through which to review a first year interior program posited around the body. The paper highlights how the embodiment of 'desirous processes' within the design program and relational encounters within the studio represent an overarching pedagogical 'hinge' (Ellsworth, 2005). Rather than being a point of beginning, the start of first year is seen and experienced as a threshold opening to a new rhythm in a proces of becoming that is already underway.

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ID Code: 56001
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Interior Design , Design Pedagogy
ISBN: 9780646585215
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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