In a period of economic instability we face increasingly complex and even contradictory challenges. The Great Indoors wishes to reflect on all these challenges mostly by way of its parallel program. Interiors are part of a visual language. Change is a vital element, giving for instance retail interiors a lifespan of three to four years. The Great Indoors sees an unexpected quality in this dynamic element of interiors and wants to reflect on the importance of temporal solutions in a period of economic stagnancy, growing vacancy and the need for durable solutions. IN BETWEEN aims to investigate the temporal as a productive strategy for vacancy and reuse.
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award initiated and organized by: FRAME Magazine (Amsterdam), Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture (Maastricht), and NAiM/Bureau Europa (Maastricht).