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Igor Siddiqui is an assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin School of Architecture. He is also the principal of ISSSStudio, an emerging design practice established in Brooklyn in 2006.
Siddiqui's current work focuses primarily on novel relationships between architectural space and the decorative arts, viewed through the lens of technological innovation and shifting cultural values.
His practice, teaching and research have been recognized for effectively operating across the fields of product, interior, and architectural design.
The work of ISSSStudio has been exhibited in a range of venues, from museums and galleries to art fairs, alternative spaces and temporary sites. They include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Descours in New Orleans; Flux Factory, Center for Architecture, and the Metro Show art fair in New York; Arthouse and Design Within Reach in Austin; Form Gallery in Perth, Australia; Axis Gallery in Tokyo; and many others.
The work has appeared in Interior Design magazine, Dwell, Tribeza, and SNAP, as well as numerous features on sites such as Dezeen, Archinect, ArchDaily, TreeHugger, and suckerPUNCH.
Siddiqui's CCA lecture will be entitled "(Not) Everything":
The lecture is a presentation of Siddiqui’s evolving body of work as a practicing designer and design educator. By sampling the recent work of his practice ISSSStudio alongside projects from advanced courses that he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, the aim is to articulate specific feedback between contemporary practice and academia.
Referencing the tradition of total design, the lecture proposes an updated model for considering architecture’s migration into other allied fields, particularly in the realm of product and interior design. Such a model, as the title intimates, calls for a sensibility that favors the tension between the highly specific and the seemingly ubiquitous.
The 2013-14 Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.