Interior Educators

Staff and students had a great time at Interior Educators Show 2021 private view.  A real live event held at the very swanky Oxo Tower in London. Nine of our wonderful BA Interior Architecture students had been nominated for prizes from over seventy nominations in each category – a brilliant achievement in such a challenging year. Rosa Isaacs and Iona Hepworth went on to receive commendations in the Writing Prize and the Craft and Making category.

Each summer, graduating students from over thirty Interiors courses from all around the UK get together to showcase their work. This year, understandably, things were a little different, titled “Re-Define” this hybrid analogue-digital show at the Oxo Tower exhibited the work of the shortlisted students for each of the awards categories.
Interior Architecture at Brighton (BAIA) is in its 26th year, the longest standing Interior Architecture course in the UK. Our undergraduate degree comprises a three-year exploration into the nature of interior space with respect to its physical and conceptual territories.

The exhibited works showcase a range of creative practices explored through social, cultural and political narratives, posing questions about the changing nature of spatial design. Through experimental realism we explore the implications of recent pasts, alternative nows and near-futures that inform the way we think about space, experience and behaviour.

At Brighton our students look to the future for redemption and progress; real people and real problems drive us – we do not accept current situation(s) as a given – we are radical and responsible – we are experimental and disciplined. Our specialty at Brighton is the cultivation in each student, of his or her spatial intelligence. We believe this is an intelligence that every person carries with them, uniquely developed as a result of their experience of space.

Our graduates are equipped with the vision and skill to develop the future of the interior. Building upon their own interests this year their work questions the;

  • Spatial relationship between humanity and gratification
  • Changing modes of living
  • Manifestation of political uncertainty into temporary and transitional architecture and spaces
  • Future of the high street

These students made it down to final 9 in the UK:

Writing Prize

  • Rosa Isaacs

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Joshua Aloquin

Cheyenne Patel

Craft & Making 

Iona Hepworth

Climate emergency and sustainability

Matilda Swift Barnard

Pushing boundaries; collaboration and interdisciplinary practice

Imogen Province

Eojin Jo

You can find descriptions of all the award categories and winners here on the Interior Educators website: