SAH – Digital Interiors: Emerging Scholars Symposium

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / June, 4, 2022 / 0 comments

SYMPOSIUM | Fri. 10 & 17/6, 11:00-12:30 | online

Hosted by the SAH (Society of Architectural Historians) Connects series, the second HIG (Historic Interiors Group) annual emerging scholars symposium, will take place in two parts on Friday, June 10th and Friday, June 17th at 12 PM EDT/5 pm BS.

This year’s theme, developed by Emerging Scholars Committee Members Laura Jenkins, Lauren Drapala, Michelle Jackson-Bennett, and Vanessa Vanden Berghe is “Digital Interiors.” As the call for papers explains, “The shift to virtual work and learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked lively debate among scholars and students about the benefits, and risks, of substituting digital platforms for built space. More sustained attention is required, however, to assess the impact of digital media on interiors as a discipline – particularly where the interiors involved predate digitization as either a resource or a methodology.”

Addressing a wide range of issues from globalization to community access, preservation to pedagogy, this symposium will consider digital and new media from the perspective of the historic to elucidate the ways in which they interact with, improve, complicate, or threaten the study of traditionally material culture and analog records.”

Eight speakers from the US, UK, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, and Canada, and, institutionally, from universities, museums, heritage and preservation organizations, and design firms will present their work. Their presentations will cover a range of exciting topics in the field of historic interiors digitally, from using projection mapping to recreate lost color schemes to tracking geographic trends in interior decoration with GIS software. We expect a lively discussion about the implications of these technologies (good and bad) for existing and emerging practice.

PANEL ONE, Friday, June 10, 2022

Moderator: Lauren Drapala, Bard Graduate Center, USA

Preme Chaiyatham (Columbia University), Restored with Light: The Use of Projection Mapping for Historic Preservation

Sarah Joyce (University of Leeds), A Lost Hospital Interior

Andrea Lacalamita (The New School, Parsons), Process v. Product: Learning from Digital Prototypes

Talia Perry (Bard Graduate Center), Smoke and Mirrors: Microclimates of the Firedog


PANEL TWO, Friday June 17, 2022

Moderator: Laura C. Jenkins, The Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom

Sara Bernet (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Amersfoort), Mapping Objects and Color of Palace Interiors with GIS

Petra Seitz (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), Online Auction Data as Primary Material: The Chandigarh Chairs Auction Database

Zoë Hollingworth
(University of Edinburgh),Treasure Hunting the Thomas Hope Heirlooms: Challenges in Tracking Down a Dispersed Collection

Michal Lynn Shumate (Scuola IMT Alta Studi Lucca), Historicism in Pieces: Rebuilding Visual Vocabularies

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