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Call for Essays – Interior Provocations: On Edge

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    Jennifer Komar Olivarez

    Interior Provocations: On Edge

    We seek a number of history-focused essays to complete an edited volume based on the fifth
    annual Interior Provocations symposium, “On Edge.” Like the symposium, the edited volume will
    be composed of essays reflecting the research and work of historians and practitioners. Please
    consider responding to the call below. For more information see
    see the symposium website,

    Every year, current events affect the directions of research and culture, but the influence of the
    events of the last few years can not be overstated. Who can not say that the past two plus years
    have not left them “on edge” in some way?

    We are seeking essays that explore ways that interiors upset or institute our edges,
    whether physical, conceptual or psychological, imagined, implied, necessary or
    discriminatory in a historical context. We welcome work that explores these questions
    from any period, culture or place. In seeking to reconsider the shift, need and power for
    such edges as boundaries, thresholds and screens, we look both to the past and future
    about how to accommodate fluidity, accessibility and security.

    The broadly outlined theme reflects the interest in wide-ranging interpretation. We
    encourage provocative and boundary-expanding proposals from historians that
    challenge traditional assumptions and investigate overlooked parameters or influences.
    In brief, we invite inquiry that sets our thinking about the fields of interior design on

    Please submit a 300-word abstract with up to three images and a 2-page cv to: by October 19, 2022.

    Erica Morawski (lead editor) – Assistant Professor of History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
    Deborah Schneiderman – Professor of Interior Design, Pratt Institute
    Keena Suh – Associate Professor of Interior Design, Pratt Institute
    Karyn Zieve – Assistant Professor of History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
    Interior Provocations has a history of publishing with Routledge. Previous publications include
    Appropriated Interiors (2022, Deborah Schneiderman, Anca I. Lasc, and Karin Tehve, eds) and
    Interior Provocations: History, Theory, and Practice of Autonomous Interiors (2021, Anca I Lasc,
    Deborah Schneiderman, Keena Suh, Karin Tehve, Alexa Griffith Winton, and Karyn Zieve, eds.).

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