Interiors Journal | Volume 3 | Issues 1-2

edited by lois weinthal, ryerson university, canada

Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture brings together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces. Interiors play a crucial role in the construction of identity and they represent power and control through the contestation or transgression of boundaries. Homes, offices, shopping malls, schools and hospitals, churches and restaurants are all embedded with meaning and evince particular, multi-sensory and psychological responses. This journal will investigate the complexities of the interior environment’s orchestration and composition and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.

The interior is the journal’s central focus and contributions from interior design practitioners and theorists are welcome. It will embrace perspectives from a range of disciplines including anthropology, architecture, art and design history, cultural studies and visual culture, and it will place no limits in terms of either geography or chronology. The journal sets out to challenge divisions between theory and practice and aims to provide an essential forum for all those with an interest in the design, history and meaning of interiors.


Lois Weinthal, Ryerson University, Canada

Associate Editors

Ro Spankie, University of Westminster, UK

Igor Siddiqui, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Book Review Editor

Edward Hollis, University of Edinburgh, UK

Founding Editor

John Turpin, High Point University, USA

Anne Massey, Middlesex University,UK

Editorial Advisory Board

Paul Atkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Jeremy Aynsley, Royal College of Art, UK

Mary Anne Beecher, The Ohio State University, USA

Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, UK

Lynn Chalmers, University of Manitoba, Canada

Alice Friedman, Wellesley College, USA

Christoph Grafe, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Tag Gronberg, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Denise Hagströmer, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway

Lucinda K. Havenhand, Syracuse University, USA

Hildegarde Heynen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Pat Kirkham, Bard Graduate Center, USA

David Littlefield, University of the West of England, UK

Barbara Penner, UCL, UK

Gennaro Postiglione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

John Potvin, Concordia University, Canada

Patricia Pringle, RMIT, Australia

Charles Rice, Kingston University, UK

Penny Sparke, Kingston University, UK

Andrew Stone, London Metropolitan University, UK

Yasuko Suga, Tsuda College, Japan

Mark Taylor, Queensland University, Australia

Sabine Wieber, Glasgow University, UK