Episode 2: Borislava Yotsova

Exploring the Role of Cultural Consideration in Interior Design

This episode features a conversation with Borislava Yotsova, a final year student on the BA (Hons) Interior Design course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about her final year research which explores the role of cultural consideration in Interior Design and asks whether cultural consideration needs to be included in the Interior Design curriculum.

In conversation with Borislava are Dr Martyn Woodward, Associate Dean: Student Engagement, and her dissertation supervisor Sarah Smith, Lecturer in Art & Design Creative Entrepreneurship.

You can find out more about Borislava’s work via her website www.borislavayotsova.com or on Instagram @biydesign

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:


  • Hadjiyanni, T., 2013. Rethinking Culture in Interior Design Pedagogy. Journal of interior design, 1(1)
  • Plunket, D., 2013. The Profession that Dare Not Speak its Name. In: G. Brooker & L. Weinthal, eds. The Handbook of interior Architecture and Design. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
  • Roller, M. & Sischka, J., 1997. The Reichstag’s New Dome. Structural Engineering International, 7(4), pp. 249-451.


The following images show the spaces that Borislava designed for her experiment within the University’s Perceptual Experience Lab (PEL) as well as one of the images in situ during testing (Click them to view full screen):

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