Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture (launch)

Berg Publishers are pleased to announce the launch of a new academic journal, Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture in 2010. The editors, Anne Massey, (MIRC, Kingston University) and John Turpin (Washington State University) welcome contributions that consider the spaces and places within built structures. Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture will bring together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces. Whether homes, offices, shopping malls, schools, hospitals, churches and restaurants, interiors are all embedded with meaning, both consciously and subconsciously, and evince particular, multi-sensory and psychological responses. The Journal will investigate the complexities of the interior environment’s history, orchestration and composition, and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.  Submissions should be sent by 4 January 2010.

In its exploration of the interior environment, Interiors aims to challenge divisions between theory and practice, and seeks to be a place of inspiration and information for practitioners, historians and theorists of the interior. There are no limits in terms of geography or chronology. The content of the Journal is relevant not only to the design disciplines, but also those of anthropology; art and design history; cultural studies; film studies; gender studies; geography; material culture; sexuality studies and visual culture.

We are seeking articles that reflect the latest research on the interior from historians, practitioners and theorists. Principal articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words, including notes and references, with 4-8 illustrations are invited, and should be sent as an attachment to by 4th January 2010. Further details of the Journal, including Notes For Contributors, are available on If you have any queries about the Journal or about submitting an article, please contact us on the above email address.

Anne Massey & John Turpin

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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