Rhode Island School of Design



Markus Berger is a registered architect (SBA) in the Netherlands and principal of the Providence-based art/design studio InsideOut Design. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the journal Int|AR, which encompasses issues of adaptive reuse, preservation, conservation and spatial alteration. Through his work, research, writing and teaching, Berger critiques conventional architectural practices and explores how art and design modifications and interventions can activate change in the built environment. His recent publications include the essays Change, Preservation and Adaptive Reuse (past. present. future, RISD, 2011); (In)convertability and Memory(Int|AR 4, 2012); Constructing Change: Developing a Theory for Adaptive Reuse(Common Ground Publishing, 2012); Left over spaces: Rediscovering Qualities for Interior Architecture ([In]arch Proceedings, Universitas Indonesia, 2014); and the forthcoming article Death of the Architect: Appropriation and Interior Architecture(Interior Architecture Theory Reader, Routledge).