An International Conference on the re-use and re-design of buildings in contemporary settings
29 - 30 March 2012
This conference is organised by Interior Educators (IE). They have over 50 people presenting papers from all around the globe as well as key speakers from leading design practices such as Gensler, Brinkworth Ltd, AHMM, APA, shedkn, Lovely etc.
The history of design has traditionally been a story of new ideas, new theories and, above all, new construction. However, today, the developed world is on the cusp of a new era. The financial crisis, the sustainability movement and the conservation agenda are all leading to ever more alterations of existing buildings and ever fewer new build projects. This new condition will have major consequences for all those involved in the design of the built environment both now and in the future.
The objective of the conference is to examine the practice of interior design and architectural re-use in the context of this new condition. It will look at historical tendencies, current conditions and future possibilities.
The theme of PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE offers participants the chance to look at any aspect of the theme from the vantage point of time.