Rice Architecture Presents the Fall 2020 Lecture Series: Race, Social Justice, and Allyship
Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lectures are part of an initiative to acknowledge, understand, and act on systemic racism in the built environment. Invited designers, scholars, and activists will speak on the relationship between race, architecture, and, by extension, related questions of social equity, environmental justice, and gender parity. The aim of the lecture series is to foreground these issues in the school’s curriculum while more broadly fostering solidarity and action in architecture.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Please be sure to register online for each lecture to receive the link to join. For more information on all lectures and to register to attend, visit arch.rice.edu/latest/events and ricedesignalliance.org.
Noon Talks and Evening Lectures via Zoom, Wednesdays at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series
Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychological Sciences and Management, Rice University
Noon Talk: How Individuals and Organizations can Reduce Racism
Wednesday, August 26, 12 p.m.
Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering, Rice University. Guest Speakers: Nicola Springer, Executive Vice President and Director of pK-12 Projects, Kirksey Architecture; Florence Tang, Project Manager, Design and Engineering, Houston Zoo; Laura Vargas, Project Director, EYP Architecture & Engineering
Noon Talk: Architecture: It is what it is, but it does not have to be
Wednesday, September 2, 12 p.m.
Principals, Wolff Architects, South Africa
About Paying Attention
Wednesday, September 9, 12 p.m.
(please note time, to accommodate different time-zones)
Associate Professor, Rice Architecture
Noon Talk: Affordable Housing Lab
Wednesday, September 16, 12 p.m.
Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Michigan
You Are Standing On Occupied Land
Wednesday, September 23, 6 p.m.
Lecturer, Rice Architecture; Lecturer, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston; and Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas
Noon Talk: Asking What It All Means
Wednesday, September 30, 12 p.m.
Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University
Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial
Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m.
Professor in the Practice, Rice Architecture; Principal, Nonya Grenader Architects
Noon Talk: Collaborations
Wednesday, October 14, 12 p.m.
Professor and Director of Critical Theory, College for Creative Studies; Editor, Detroit Research
Negation and Disavowal in Spatial Politics
Wednesday, October 21, 6 p.m.
Panelists: Walter Benn Michaels, Professor of English, University of Illinois Chicago; Savia Palate, Ph.D. candidate, Cambridge University; Megan Panzano, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Undergraduate Architecture Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and Design Director, studioPM. Moderators: PLAT editors Sebastián López Cardozo (M.Arch. ‘22) and Mai Okimoto (M.Arch. ’22)
Wednesday, October 28, 6 p.m.
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History; Director of The Cities Collaborative at NYU; and Director of the Metropolitan Studies Program, New York University
Less Separate, Still Unequal: Cities, Suburbs, and the Unfinished Struggle for Racial Justice
Wednesday, November 4, 6 p.m.
Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum 2020
A State of Houston Housing
Wednesday, November 11, 6 p.m.
This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund and the William B. Coleman, Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture.
Rice Design Alliance’s Civic Forum is made possible through the generous support of the Humanities Research Center with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts. For RDA’s Houston Design Research Grant lunchtime lectures by awardees De Peter Yi (Faculty winner); Anna Fritz, Shree Kale, and Edward Liew (Student winners); and Sebastián López and Lene Sollie (Honorable Mention), please visit ricedesignalliance.org. The Houston Design Research Grant lunchtime lectures are made possible through the generous support of The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation.
All Fall 2020 evening lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. Watch the lecture, download the pdf, and submit for credit.