Graeme Brooker studied and practiced Interior design in London and Manchester, teaching Interior Architecture in Cardiff between 1997-2004. He then commenced the role of the head of Interior Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, and between 2004-2011 led the BA, MA and the Design Research Centre. In 2011 he was Principal Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Urbanism at Brighton University before, in 2013, becoming the head of the newly formed department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University in London. He joined the RCA as Head of Programme in 2015.
Brooker has taught in various institutions in America, Europe and Asia, and was visiting professor in Antwerp (2010-13), and Milan (2014). Since 2010 he has keynoted and presented at over 30 international conferences, and has either externally examined or validated provision at over 25 institutions including Hong Kong, Moscow, and Chicago. He is a Principal Fellow of the HEA, and the author of numerous books on the histories, theories and processes of the interior.
Graeme has written extensively on the interior and in particular the philosophical and theoretical implications of reworking of existing spaces and buildings. This includes the subjects of waste and redundancy. Other work includes the exploration of the numerous narratives that underpin the history of the interior and the ambiguity of the subject field and the impact of this condition on the discipline through its research, education, practice and the agents undertaking it.
More details on Graeme's publications and exhibition projects on the RCA staff website.