Architect Markus Bader, co-founder of Berlin-based firm raumlabor, spoke at the Brown Auditorium in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Bader was the first speaker in Plug—Ins, the RSA/RDA 2015 Spring Lecture Series, curated by Tei Carpenter, Wortham Visiting Lecturer with the Rice School of Architecture.
James Casebere, artist and photographer, spoke at the Brown Auditorium in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Casebere was the second speaker in Plug—Ins, the RSA/RDA 2015 Spring Lecture Series, curated by Tei Carpenter, Wortham Visiting Lecturer with the Rice School of Architecture.
“Cute architecture? How absurd,” writes Andrew Colopy. Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture and curator of the 2015 RSA/RDA Lecture Series, Colopy has invited three scholars and practitioners to challenge some of our most basic assumptions about images and aesthetic categories and to question the ways in which serious architecture —– “built upon beauty, permanenace, complexity, bigness,” as he writes — might also be thought of as cute. Read More
In software design, a plug-in adds a specific feature to enhance or expand an existing application. The Rice School of Architecture/Rice Design Alliance Spring 2015 Lecture Series presents four speakers who strategically install a different cultural plug-in — material, social, economic, tectonic — to refresh our attitudes about architecture’s capabilities. Read More
Liam Young, architect and curator, and Agnieszka Kurant, artist, speak in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, October 11. Kurant and Young presented their work and engaged in a discussion with the audience for the 2014 RSA/RDA Fall Lecture Series.
Filip Dujardin, photographer, and K.K. Barrett, production designer, speak in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Dujardin and Barrett presented their work and engaged in a discussion for Near Future, the 2014 RSA/RDA Fall Lecture Series.
Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, principals of Winnipeg, Canada-based firm 5468796, accept SPOTLIGHT: The Rice Design Alliance Prize and lecture on September 9, 2014. Eligible honorees for SPOTLIGHT must be within their first 15 years of professional practice. An RDA committee of architects and academics convenes annually to consider local, national, and international architects who demonstrate design excellence and promise a great design future.
Jean-Louis Cohen, architectural historian, speaks at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Cohen was the first speaker in Near Future, the RSA/RDA 2014 Fall Lecture Series.
The RSA/RDA lecture series, Near Future, brings to Houston five visionaries from a mix of professions whose creative work attempts to forecast the future. The future is typically represented in literature, film, and art as a distant fantasy — flying cars, robot servants, laser beams. Read More
Jan De Vylder, co-founder, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu , spoke at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. De Vylder was the first speaker in the RSA/RDA 2014 spring lecture series “On Immediacy.”