Urban Interiority as Collective Individuation

Attiwill, S 2018, 'Urban Interiority as Collective Individuation', in The Stories of Interior: Multiple Perspectives on Interiority, Jakarta, Indonesia, 30-31 January 2018, pp. 53-62.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Urban Interiority as Collective Individuation
Author(s) Attiwill, S
Year 2018
Conference name [in]arch international conference 2018, The Stories of Interior: Multiple Perspectives on Interiority
Conference location Jakarta, Indonesia
Conference dates 30-31 January 2018
Proceedings title The Stories of Interior: Multiple Perspectives on Interiority
Publisher Department of Architecture Faculty of Engineering Universitas Indonesia
Place of publication Indonesia
Start page 53
End page 62
Total pages 10
Abstract This paper addresses the current emphasis on interiority in the discipline of interior design with a particular focus on the urban environment. The Situationists are a much-cited precedent for this line of thinking; their constructed situations aimed to 'provide a décor and ambiance of such power that it would stimulate new sorts of behaviour, a glimpse into an improved future social life based upon human encounter and play' (Sadler, 1998, 105). In the twenty-first century, the relation between interior/exterior, interiority/exteriority continues to be a critical topic in relation to the question of inhabitation. The philosopher Gilbert Simondon's concept of individuation offers a different way of thinking about interiority from one which is premised on the subjectivity of the individual. He writes of the individual as a product of individuation where movement and temporality, change and contingency are foregrounded; inverting individuation as something produced by the individual. This moves interior design from phenomenological and psychological frameworks, which centre the subject and work from the inside out, to an ecology of subjectivity and entertaining the potential of the production of interiority as a 'subjectification isn't even anything to do with a "person": it's a specific or collective individuation relating to an event (a time of day, a river, a wind, a life ...). It's a mode of intensity, not a personal subject' (Deleuze, 1990, 98-9). Urban + Interiority, a workshop held in Nicosia, Cyprus I was invited to lead as part of the 10th IMIAD (International Masters of Interior Architectural Design) Workshop - Inhabiting Nicosia: Interior Strategies for the Public Realm - is a key project discussed in this paper.
Subjects Interior Design
Keyword(s) individuation
urban
exteriority
Deleuze
Guattari
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