Patrick Macklin MDes, PG Cert

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Head of Interior Design


Interior Design


Interior Design studios in the Reid Building
A space to develop your creative practice and technical skills

Interior Design studios in the Reid Building


Patrick Macklin

Patrick is Head of Department and Programme Leader for both the undergraduate and masters programmes in Interior Design, having established the latter in 2011. He is also Programme Leader for the department partnership in Singapore, and sits on the Council of Interior Educators (IE), the national subject body for the discipline.

His research is directed towards the nature, quality and value of the interior in urban contexts, with particular focus on atmosphere in the built environment; the development of representations of the spatial, via digital and analogue edges and interfaces; interiority and sound; and the cultural significance of the industrial ruin.

Alongside his academic career Patrick is a design practitioner and consultant, co-founding ‘Lapland’, a confederation of designers and artists concerned with the temporary occupation of commercial city space manifest in pop-up/guerilla stores and promoting the multiple and the edition. Lapland has also shown work in established cultural venues including The British Council, Edinburgh; The Lighthouse, Glasgow; Tramway, Glasgow; ‘Made in Glasgow’, Brussels; and ‘Primavera del Disseñy’, Barcelona.

From 1998–2009 he was an Associate Artist with the award winning theatre company Suspect Culture and responsible for design of the companies brand, print, digital presence, costumes and sets. He has also worked as ‘Frozen River’, with clients across the arts and the public sector. Frozen River has shown work in Belfast, Queens University (Digital Resources in the Humanities & Arts); Glasgow, CCA; Newcastle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts (Praxis and Poetics) and St Étienne (International Design Biennial).

He has had work featured and referenced in iD, Blueprint, The Guardian, The Herald, The Scotsman, The List, MAP, New Musical Express (NME), and in the publications ‘Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene’, ‘How Glasgow Stole the Idea of Contemporary Art’, and ‘The Suspect Culture Book’. He has lectured in Singapore and Beijing, presented papers at conference in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong and participated in academic panels in the UK, South Asia and the Middle East.

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Patrick Macklin on RADAR

Memory Laundrette

Memory Laundrette Macklin, Patrick and Pnevmonidou, Tho...

24/11/22 15:33

Interior Archipelago: Postcards from Our Islands

Interior Archipelago: Postcards from Our Islands Weintha...

01/04/22 15:03