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Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons (1955-1985) oral history project ➔ Audio interview with Peter Wheelwright

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Related people/organizations

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives Parsons the New School for Design (publisher)
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives Parsons the New School for Design (producer)
Parsons School of Design. Environmental and Interior Design Department (subject)
Danielle Epstein (interviewer)
Peter M. Wheelwright (interviewee)

Date

December 1 2010

Description

Interviewed by Danielle Epstein, an MFA Interior Design student, Peter Wheelwright discusses his education and practice as an architect before coming to teach at Parsons School of Design, then focuses on describing the environmental design curriculum in the 1980s, identifying James Wines as the force behind the program's change in direction. He reflects upon debates within the school, where theories about architectural formalism were conflicting with ideas about architectural design contextualized within a social program, and describes internal politics at the school in the 1980s and 1990s that resulted in a sharp, sometimes contentious relationship between the architecture and environmental design program, on the one hand, and the newly resurrected version of the interior design program, on the other.

Language

English

Identifier

PC070104_Wheelwright_20101201

Citation

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives Parsons the New School for Design; Danielle Epstein; Peter M. Wheelwright. Audio interview with Peter Wheelwright. December 1 2010. Radical Shifts: Reshaping the Interior at Parsons (1955-1985) oral history project. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

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