Inside/Out lecture series

Interior Design Programme, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, 

RCA School of Architecture


By Yara Boulos and Riccardo Rizzetto

Inside/Out is a series of lectures curated and organised by the student reps in Interior Design. Each year students choose and arrange for the speakers, practices, thinkers, writers, artists and designers they want to see.

2019–2012 Archive


25 November: We Made That

18 November: Turner Works

11 November: AOC Architecture

28 October: Hawkins\Brown

7 October: Michael Marriott

21 May: Andrea Santamarina

2 April: Harry Nuriev

26 March: India Mahdavi

12 March: Robert Storey

28 February: Flores y Prats

19 February: Casson Mann

12 February: Katherine Skellon

5 February: Martin Ebert

22 January: Antonino Cardillo


11 December: Tyen Masten

27 November: Steve Jensen

20 November: Graeme Brooker

21 November: Melhem Sfeir

6 February: Dorothée Meilichzon

13 February: Hikaru Nissanke

20 February: Charles Kaisin

27 February: Max Kahlen

6 March: Jenny Jones

13 March: Tom Dixon


4 February: Ben Kelly

21 January: Christophe Egret

28 January: Alannah Weston


17 December: Deyan Sudjic OBE

10 December: Roberto Feo

3 December: Matali Crasset

19 November: Andrew Stevens

20 March: Dinah Casson

30 January: Mark Dytham MBE

23 January: Marcus Fairs


28 November: Ben van Berkel

21 November: Jamie Fobert

7 November: William Russell

16 October: Annabelle Selldorf

9 May: Penny Sparke

28 February: Richard Rogers

21 February: Edward Jones CBE

7 February: Petra Blaisse


29 November: Jason Bruges

8 November: Ab Rogers

The making of Rome’s Off Club

By Antonino Cardillo

In his design for the Off Club, Cardillo continues the investigation of archetypes (primordial images) that he began with his design for the House of Dust:

Archetypes, so far as we can observe and experience them at all, manifest themselves only through their ability to organise images and ideas, and this is always an unconscious process which cannot be detected until afterwards. (C.G. Jung, ‘On the Nature of the Psyche’, in Collected Works, vol. 8, 1947/1954, p. 231.)

Lecture summary

I. Vision. The intuitive function
From the psychical subject to the physical object

II. Construction. Language as the “House of Being”
Toward an etymology of architectural words

III. Individuation. The afterward detection
The temple in the sacred precinct

Antonino Cardillo, The making of Rome’s Off Club, paper presented to the Inside/Out, Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, 22 Jan. 2019. Photography: Riccardo Rizzetto

Antonino Cardillo, ‘The making of Rome’s Off Club’, Inside/Out, Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, 22 Jan. 2019. Photography: Riccardo Rizzetto


RCA’s Inside/Out lecture series poster Antonino Cardillo. Graphic design: James Watts

RCA’s Inside/Out lecture series poster ‘Antonino Cardillo’. Graphic design: James Watts


Anonymous, ‘Inside/Out: lecture series’, in Proximities: Inhabitations: Identities: Interior Design RCA 2018-19, ed. Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art, London, 2020, p. 8.

Antonino Cardillo, ‘Antonino Cardillo: the making of Rome’s Off Club’, paper presented to the Inside/Out, ed. Yara Boulos and Riccardo Rizzetto, Royal College of Art, London, 22 Jan. 2019.