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14th March, 2015

ICA symposium – Interior Design: Dead or Alive

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14th March, 2015
11.00 to 18.30
ICA - Cinema One The Mall London SW1Y 5AH
£12 general public, £10 concessions, £8 ICA members and £5 Student

​A one-day event for UAL students, staff and general public

As part of his campaign as Chair of Interior and Spatial Design at UAL entitled ‘Popular Culture and the Interior’, Professor Ben Kelly will be hosting a symposium at the ICA on the 14th March 2015. The symposium, ‘Interior Design: Dead or Alive’, will take stock of the ability of iconic interiors to effect and influence the direction of popular culture and the wider world.

The symposium considers the cultural significance of the subject and practice of interior design and, in order to expand our understanding of its significance, a range of speakers have been drawn from the widest set of perspectives and disciplines including: artists, designers, writers, business, media and cultural institutions.

Speakers and their subjects:
Michael Bracewell (Writer and Novelist) – The British Art School and the Interior
Fred Deakin (Chair in Interactive Digital Arts UAL) – The Digital Interior
Paul Gorman (Writer) – 430 Kings Road
Barber Osgerby (Ed & Jay) (Multidisciplinary Designers) – The Ace Hotel and its History
Lucy McKenzie (Artist) – Art and the Interior
Peter Saville (Art Director/Graphic Designer) – The Apartment
Bridget Smith (Artist, Film Maker) -The Social Interior
David Toop (Chair of Audio Culture & Improvisation UAL) – The Sound of the Interior
Andrew Wilson (Curator Tate Gallery) – Richard Hamilton and the Interior

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