From Interior to Interiority: Locating Key Historical Moments in the Relationship between Spaces and Individuals

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Issue Vol. 2 No. 2 (2019)
Published Jul 30, 2019
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Submitted : Nov 30, 2018 | Accepted : May 9, 2019

Bruno Cruz Petit


We spend increasingly more time in architectural interiors, spaces that can give us quality of life and interesting scenarios for the growth of identity and interiority. However, both spatial interior and psychological interiority faces difficulties inherent to contemporary life. This text proposes a critical review of the literature on the socio-spatial archeology of the subject in order to see possible paths of realisation of interiority in the present. The document presents several stages in the sociocultural evolution of an interior space that needs to be described with different adjectives (spiritual, hedonistic, promiscuous) and groups the most relevant contributions of the literature according to this proposal.

Keywords: interiority, interior architecture, individualism, subjectivity

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Cruz Petit, B. (2019). From Interior to Interiority: Locating Key Historical Moments in the Relationship between Spaces and Individuals. Interiority, 2(2), 195–211.
Author Biography

Bruno Cruz Petit, Universidad Motolinía del Pedregal, Mexico

Bruno Cruz Petit is a researcher at Universidad Motolinía del Pedregal and member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico. He holds a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, a diploma from the Institute of Sciences Politiques in Paris, and a master and PhD in Sociology from UNAM in Mexico; he is also author of the books Brief Social History of the Domestic Interior and Transformation
in the Contemporary Domestic Interior Space. He currently teaches the subjects Anthropology of Design and History of Interior Design. He has published articles in national and international journals such as Home Cultures and Arte-Individuo-Sociedad.


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