Inside out : When objects inhabit the streets

Coombs, Gretchen (2015) Inside out : When objects inhabit the streets. IDEA Journal, 15, pp. 90-101.

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This essay will explore the contemporary intersection of art and interior design on the level of social practice, surveying two projects that deal with pubic participation from a critical art perspective and Jacques Rancière's 'art as dissensus.' These 'design activations' offer urban inhabitants a phenomenological exchange that occurs with shifts between art and design, interior and exterior, and the subjective and intersubjective awareness of the city. A manual sewing machine and manual typewriter offer a different representation and experience of the Tenderloin District in San Francisco, the Berlin Wall and San Francisco parks.

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ID Code: 98244
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: urban interiors, social practice art, publics, feminism
ISSN: 1445-5412
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > ART THEORY AND CRITICISM (190100) > Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified (190199)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: IDEA JOURNAL 2015 © IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) 2016
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2016 23:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 00:39

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