Performative Interiors: Terminological and Theoretical Reflections on the Term 'Performative'

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Published Jan 30, 2019
Issue Vol 2 No 1 (2019)
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Ayman Kassem

Abstract

‘Performative’ is an emerging term in architectural discourse. The word ‘performative’ is able to describe spatial qualities and design approaches. The term is mostly linked to the concepts of open-form, and flexibility which are characters that give the spatial design a strategic aspect as the ability to anticipate and host predicted and unpredicted occurrences, and to adjust to future changes, which also gives architecture the character of an unfolding ‘event’ in time and in space. This paper seeks to investigate the terminological and the theoretical dimensions of the term ‘performative.’

Keywords: performative interiors, flexible architecture, design approaches, openness, strategic design

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Kassem, A. (2019). Performative Interiors: Terminological and Theoretical Reflections on the Term ’Performative’. Interiority, 2(1), 95-106. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v2i1.51
Author Biography

Ayman Kassem, City University

Ayman Kassem (PhD) studied interior design at the Lebanese University (Lebanon, 2005-2010), and got his interdisciplinary PhD in urban, architecture and interior design at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy, 2017). He is currently a full-time instructor at the faculty of architecture and design at the CITY University of Tripoli, Lebanon. His fields of interest are performance theories, exhibition design, museums studies, performative spatial qualities, and design approaches.

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