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Deborah Schneiderman’s lecture will be called “The Prefabricated Interior.” Schneiderman is an associate professor of interior design in the School of Art & Design at Pratt Institute. Her research and practice explores interior prefabrication and sustainable built environments. She recently published Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), and her forthcoming books include Prefab Bathroom and Beyond: An Architectural Graphic Novel (McFarland, 2014) and Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).
Schneiderman says: “While the investigation into modern prefabrication has attracted much interest in the architecture community for more than a century, the literature documenting the significance of interior design/interior architecture and interior elements on prefabricated technology contains a notable gap.
“Although there has been virtually no pointed discussion of the influence of prefabricated interiors, the techniques and applications of prefabricated interior design have been around for thousands of years, and prefabrication in the built environment in fact owes much of its advancement to concepts first investigated for use in the interior.”
Schneiderman’s design work has recently been published in Interior Design magazine, Metropolis, dezeen, and Inhabitat. She has lectured internationally in peer-reviewed conferences and delivered invited lectures at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture, and Van Alen Institute Books.
She received a master of architecture in from SCI-Arc and a BS in design and environmental analysis from Cornell University.
The Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by CCA’s Interior Design Program and is supported by CCA’s student chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).