Professor and Chair of the School of Interior Design, Ryerson University
1.5 CES credits available for AIA members
The interior can be seen as a series of layers that wrap and enclose the body, materializing in forms that span clothing to poché. The diagram generated from these layers is the foundation for this talk whereby projects will be presented through examples that start at the body and end at the threshold between interior and exterior. The examples are not tied to one discipline, but rather, cross over and inform new strategies for shaping the interior by referencing the shared language of construction notations, fabrication techniques and natural forces. What comes to the surface are concepts that bridge one discipline to another, and subsequently, reveal that underlying forces can be scale-less. The results provide a lens for a theoretical position on interiors that elicit a broader set of issues.
About Lois Weinthal
Lois Weinthal is Chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research and practice investigates the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature. Her teaching explores these topics where theoretical discussions in seminars are put into practice in the design studio. Weinthal is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory, and co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, both published by Princeton Architectural Press. She has received grants from the Graham Foundation, Fulbright, and DAAD and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally. Previously Weinthal was Director of the Interior Design Program at Parsons The New School for Design and Graduate Advisor for the Master of Interior Design Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She studied architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.