Performing a new agenda for a first-year interior architecture studio: Theatre space

Ethem Gürer*, Firat Küçükersen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Considering the content and complex structure of design education, it is important to include the making, body, and movement in design pedagogy. In this context, thinking design with theatre opens to an aggregation of opportunities for thinking holistically and creatively about the character, elements, functioning, and the outcomes of the first-year design studio. This chapter presents a pedagogical approach for the first-year design studio through a final project, Theatre Space, which was devised as an integrated seven-week process of comprehending, interpreting, designing, fabricating, and performing Samuel Beckett's Quad 1+2, with all its components such as stage and décor, costume, accessories, makeup, light, sound, and performance. Students from the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Industrial Design had a chance to display how they internalised and applied basic principles of design in their drawings, sketches, diagrams, writings, and collages, as well as the final physical products in 1/1 scale within a performative exhibition: Anti-Quad.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Methodologies for Design and Production Practices in Interior Architecture
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9781799872566
ISBN (Print)1799872548, 9781799872542
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

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