2015 RSA/RDA Lectures: Seriously Cute

Speechbuster / 99 Chairs by Jimenez Lai with Grayson Cox. Courtesy image.

Speechbuster / 99 Chairs by Jimenez Lai with Grayson Cox. Courtesy image.

Cute architecture? How could architecture — the embodiment of order, permanence, and bigness — be cute?

Then again, read any post or tweet about the influence of technology; the common refrain is that the world is getting smaller, faster, and more complicated. Design and construction are impacted; but new tools alone are no assurance of innovation. For that, architecture must find relevance in a world changed by technology.

Curated by Andrew Colopy, Assistant Professor, The Rice School of Architecture, this series presents three scholars and practitioners who are challenging our most basic assumptions about architecture:

    Monday, September 14
    Farshid Moussavi

    Professor in Practice, Harvard University GSD
    Principal, Farshid Moussavi Architecture

    Author, The Function of Style

    Wednesday, October 14
    Mark Linder


    Associate Professor, Syracuse University
    Author, Nothing Less Than Literal: Architecture after Minimalism and IMAGES? Precisely! (forthcoming)

    Wednesday, October 21
    Jimenez Lai

    Lecturer, UCLA

    Leader, Bureau Spectacular
    Author, Citizens of No Place

Click here to purchase tickets for the entire series.

All lectures will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A pre-lecture reception will begin at 6 p.m. The MFA,H, is located at 1001 Bissonnet. No guaranteed seating for ticket holders after 6:50 p.m. Additional parking at the museum is available until 7:00 p.m. for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA, MFAH members
$15 – Senior citizens 65 years and older
$10 – Students with identification
$35 – Others

Single Tickets (upon availability, sold 30 minutes prior to the lecture)
$7 – RDA, MFAH members
Senior citizens 65 years and older
Students with identification
$15 – Others

RDA will make special accommodations for anyone needing assistance to attend a lecture. A minimum of two weeks is appreciated. Call Mary Beth Woiccak, Assistant Director, Programs, at (713) 348-5583.

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