Seminar: Radical Heritages

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Speaker: Prof. Graeme Brooker (London Royal College of Art, Head of Interior Design)

The seminar is organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Department of Interior Design.

Date: 9 January 2020

Time: 19.00

Place: SALT Galata, Bankalar Caddesi No:11 Beyoğlu-İstanbul

 Graeme Brooker: 'Radical Heritages’

Brooker explores the idea of heritage as the set of elements found on a site, to be analyzed, understood and reworked for new uses. Their radicalisation happens when they are adapted for something they were never intended for. The talk will use Brooker's and others work to describe numerous strategies by which radical heritages can be adapted. His talk is organized in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Interior Design, as part of the special workshop he will be leading there.

The talk will be in English without translation.

Prof. Graeme Brooker

Graeme Brooker is Professor of Interior Design and Head of Interiors at The Royal College of Art, London. He has published widely on many aspects of the interior and in particular the reuse of existing buildings. His recent publications include Key Interiors Since 1900 (Laurence King 2013) Adaptations (Bloomsbury 2016) and Brinkworth: So Good So Far (Lund Humphreys 2019). He has co-authored (with Sally Stone) eight books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Rereading’s, (RIBA 2005, Volume 2 - 2018). Several of his books were published with a Turkish translation, such as “İç Mekan Tasarımı Nedir?” (with Sally Stone, YEM Yayınevi 2011). He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Interiors: Design: Architecture: Culture (Bloomsbury) and IDEA. He was the founder and the director for over a decade of the charity Interior Educators (IE), the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK. He is currently working his latest book The Story of the Interior (Phaidon 2021).