CFP: Interiorities: artistic, conceptual and historical
reassessments of the interior
Deadline for article proposals: End of October 2016
Final deadline for full submissions: February 2017
Guest editor: Dr Vlad Ionescu (Faculty of Architecture and Art, Hasselt
University, Belgium)
Palgrave Communications is inviting article proposals for a collection
dedicated to the theme of ‘Interiority and the Interior’. The
collection addresses Interiority as a concept debated by artists and
philosophers, historians and sociologists alike. From Augustine to
Montaigne, from the monk’s cell to the Renaissance studiolo, the
artist’s studio and the modern library, the interior has provided
subjectivity with a protective layer that defined one’s identity and
its relation to the world. The goal of this interdisciplinary
collection is to approach interiority and the interior as relational
entities that interact with architectural spaces, visual arts and
music, social and political ideologies, geographical and historical
structures. How does the interior – of mankind, of the earth, of
architecture – affect identity, its historical, cultural and artistic
representation? How do we think of the interior other than as Cartesian
solipsism or as a volatile architectural decorum? How does the Earth’s
interior relate to the world we experience every day? We welcome
contributions that address the interior as an opportunity to research
the status of the subjectivity in modernity and beyond. Just as the
façade relates a building to the public space and betrays something of
its interior structure, the interior is hereby approached as a space
that mediates between the psyche, its history and its impact onto the
Articles exploring the following themes and other adjacent issues are
• The interior and interiority in architectural theory and history;
• The interior in visual arts (painting, film, photography) and
• Interiority and subjectivity in philosophy;
• Psychogeography and interiority;
• Interior design and its history;
• Cross-cultural anthropological analyses of interiority;
• Geographical study of (the earth’s) interiority.
Article proposals and enquires should be sent to the Managing Editor at
For more information about the collection:

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