Cornell University

"Un Common Spaces" Hillier Lecture & Book Signing With Guest Lecturer Adrian Parr

Monday, April 11, 2011 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Physical Sciences Building, 120
245 East Avenue

Adrian Parr will philosophically examine the process of enclosure as it moves from the realm of 'interiors' to the urban creating an interiorized urbanism. She is proposing that a theory of interiors can help us think about the ways in which neoliberalism restructures architecture, bodies, infrastructure and the systems that make up urban spaces. One of the benefits that come from working across multiple scales in this way facilitates the politicization of both interior design and architectural practice as it sheds light on how both are part of the reconstitution of public life in private terms.

Adrian Parr is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She has published several books including Hijacking Sustainability, Deleuze and Memorial Culture, and New Directions in Sustainable Design (co-edited with Michael Zaretsky).

This lecture is funded in part by The Hillier Memorial Endowment in memory of Kim Hillier's passionate belief in the integration of architecture and interior design and by the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis.