Graeme Brooker Presents "Radical Heritages”

Graeme Brooker Presents "Radical Heritages”

By Kerry McCulloug...

November 13, 2019


The College of Architecture is excited to announce renowned author and international lecturer Graeme Brooker, professor of interior design and head of interiors at The Royal College of Art, London, will be giving the last Hyde lecture of the semester titled "Radical Heritages” at 4 p.m., November 22, at the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

For this lecture, Brooker examines how building reuse and the design of the interior can address issues around spatial futures, climate change and the formation of inside spaces. To articulate his premise, Brooker will use examples of his students’ work as well as his own during the lecture.

In addition to his academic position with The Royal College of Art, Brooker has led interior programs in institutions such as Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton and Middlesex. In 2015-16, in recognition of this work, he was awarded one of only 55 annual HEA National Teaching Fellowships, and in 2019 was awarded the Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Brooker’s widely published works explore the many facets of the interior and in particular the reuse of existing buildings. His recent publications include “Key Interiors Since 1900”, “Adaptations” and “Brinkworth: So Good So Far”. Along with co-author Sally Stone, he wrote eight books on the interior including the highly acclaimed “Rereading’s”. He has edited numerous volumes including “The Handbook of Interior Architecture + Design” and “Interior Futures”.

Brooker is a member of the editorial advisory board of the journals “Interiors: Design: Architecture: Culture –Bloomsbury” and “IDEA”. He was the founder and the director for over a decade of the charity Interior Educators, the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK. He is currently working on his latest book, “The Story of the Interior”.

This presentation is part of the College of Architecture’s 2019-2020 Hyde Lecture Series featuring speakers from across disciplines that are united under the common theme of “OUR WORK / YOUR WORK - Designing and Planning For Political Engagement”.

The college’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed, public program. Each year the college hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas that are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

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