Graeme Brooker is Professor of Interior Design and Head of Interiors at The Royal College of Art, London. His recent publications include Key Interiors Since 1900 (Laurence King Publishing, 2013); Adaptation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016) and Brinkworth: So Good So Far (Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 2018). He was the founder and the director for over a decade of the charity Interior Educators (IE), the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK. A member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture (Bloomsbury) and IDEA, Brooker is currently working on his latest book, The Story of the Interior to be published in 2021 (Phaidon). Photography by Piers Allardyce
Invited by the Department of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, Prof. Graeme Brooker, Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London was in Istanbul for workshop and public talk. Looking at Radical Heritages, the workshop focused on a Han in Eminönü, while the public talk at SALT Galata presented a broader overview and positioning for the future of interior design. Can Altay, Head of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, who hosted Brooker in Istanbul has interviewed him on how interior design, as a spatial discipline deals with the existing spaces, and its role in the future of the built environment (or the world as we know it).