Eastern Mediterranean University Architecture Faculty Interior Architecture Department appeared on the official webpage of the International Federation of Interior Architects, an international interior architecture establishment with 57 membering interior architecture organisations as well as over 35,000 interior architects or designers from 40 countries, with an interactive activity entitled “Design Matters”.
EMU Interior Architecture Department chair Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı stated that it’s an ongoing fashion for the department to appear in the international arena. Prof. Dr. Dağlı also stated her pleasure in disseminating the department’s aforesaid activity within 40 different countries via the internet. With the purpose of stressing the importance of design as well as promoting the profession of interior design, the International Federation of International Architects and its members celebrate the World Interiors Day annually in May.
In this respect, EMU Interior Architecture Department took part in colorful celebrations within the framework of the main theme of the World Interiors Day, which was “Design Matters”. The students and faculty in the EMU Department of Interior Architecture decided to fill the dead corner of their studio building with colorful cardboard squares representing the pixels of designers’ life image and see how everyone will react to this difference. The pictures from the intervention were presented as a proof of the important role of design in changing the people’s reactions to ordinary things and how the design as a positive medium has the power to shape the moments of people’s lives. A dead and abandoned corner of a building became the center of attraction with a single design solution.