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Interior Realms
Andrea Cetrulo & Marta Michalowska

Against the backdrop of the major shift in working practices, Interior Realms shares sixteen new pieces of writing – essays, poems, prose poems, short stories – two interviews and ten audio tracks. All homemade, the works in this collection come from within the space that used to be a niche infrastructure, largely overlooked in studies of culture in cities, and play with the idea of what home is and where it can be found.

The idea for this collection of new writing accompanied by a compilation of sound works came about during the public programme Homemade presented in partnership between Theatrum Mundi and Agile City from 21 to 23 June 2019 in Glasgow. When we programmed Homemade, we wished to draw attention towards creative practitioners making within their homes and the very space of home as an infrastructure underpinning the cultural lives of cities. We cannot claim that we had a premonition or magical insight into what was to come. Yet as we started working on the book, the niche infrastructure became the central space where employment, self-employment and business activities are carried out alongside all the usual unpaid work of care, cleaning and cooking. Thus, our examination of the domestic space gained a new urgency and broader scope.

Theatrum Mundi is a centre for research and experimentation in the public culture of cities. We help to expand the crafts of city-making through collaboration with the arts, developing imaginative responses to shared questions about the staging of urban public life.

Bio Andrea Cetrulo is Associate Programme Curator at Theatrum Mundi, and has an affinity for architecture, philosophy, the Atlantic Ocean, and wine. She studied Sociology at the University of Barcelona, and Urban Studies at University College London. She shares her life-long fascination with the occult through her monthly show on Noods, a UK independent radio station.
Marta Michalowska is a curator, producer, artist and writer based in London. She has recently completed her debut novel Sketching in Ashes, supported by Arts Council England through the Developing Your Creative Practice programme, and is currently writing her second one A Tram to the Beach, both exploring contested territories. Michalowska is Associate Director of Theatrum Mundi and Director of The Wapping Project.

Soft Cover Paperback, Perfect Bound, 148×210 mm, 180pp, Full colour

Authors Alison Irvine, Andrea Cetrulo, Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, Cecily Chua, Charlotte Law, Cucina Povera, ENDGAME, Flora Pitrolo, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, John Bingham-Hall, Labeja Kodua Okullu, Lyall Hakaraia, Marta Michalowska, Meghana Bisineer, Michael Salu, Niall Campbell, Pol Esteve Castelló, R.W.P, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Satu Streatfield, Stephen Sutcliffe, Victor Ginesta, Vladimir Muratovski, Divo aka Elektro Kultura, William Messenger
Location London
Editors Andrea Cetrulo, Marta Michalowska
Publisher Theatrum Mundi