This issue of IE:Studio, the 3rd in the series, is a companion publication to Interior Educators’ Inside the City conference at The Cass, London Metropolitan University, on 22-23 November 2018. The intention for both IE:S and the conference is to explore the way in which the city informs the production, practice, thinking and education of Interior Designers. This issue is guest edited by Andrew Stone, with David Littlefield.
The second issue of IE:Studio aims to celebrate Making as a rich thread that runs through the design process. Building on the themes and questions generated by ‘Edges’ in the inaugural issue, we asked for papers to focus on the physical (three dimensional) aspect of making, and the kaleidoscope of resonant issues generated by this theme.
Interior Educators (IE) is the organisation established by academics representing well-established Interior programmes from across the UK. Founded by Graeme Brooker at Manchester School of Art in 2006, IE now represents more than 50 Higher Education institutions, teaching almost 3,000 students.
It is a unique group in that it provides a forum for debate and the exchange of ideas and practice affecting the education of designers of interior space, at both undergraduate and masters level. It is the only relevant and influential forum for interiors education and educators in the UK. It meets formally twice each year, has an annual exhibition, conference and a new publication IE:Studio originated by members David Littlefield and Shelley McNulty. In order to reflect its not for profit status, and to assist it in its aims to benefit all forms of interior education and educators, it became a charity in 2012.