The Sensory Interior
Presentation by David Howes
Anthropologist David Howes analyses of a series of interiors he has encountered in the course of his field and archival research. Through a sensory studies approach, Howes illustrates how culture and sex modulate sensory perception in a wide range of contexts, from a men’s house in the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea to the exclusively feminine interior of A la Ronde in Exmouth, and from the dining room of a traditional Japanese house in Kamakura to the living room of a suburban bungalow in Levittown, USA.
We invited David Howes to present this lecture in conjunction with our 2014 exhibition Rooms You May Have Missed.