Rice Architecture Presents the Spring 2020 Lecture Series

Jan. 27 to Apr. 29, 2020

**EVENTS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

The Rice Architecture Spring 2020 Lecture Series includes a selection of evening lectures, symposia, and noon talks, in addition to the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award + Lecture and Civic Forum, which this year focuses on questions around housing. The speakers represent a diverse group of international thinkers, practitioners, curators, and researchers looking at several threads in architectural and design thinking today.  

Rice Architecture Spring 2020 Lecture Series   

Andrew Colopy

Assistant Professor, Rice Architecture
Partner and Creative Director, Cobalt Office
Noon Talk: Technics without Standards
Monday, January 27, 12:00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Lois Weinthal

Chair and Professor of Interior Design, Ryerson University, Toronto
Wrinkles and Folds
Pliable Lecture
Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m.
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
 

Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja

Founding Principals, Fala Atelier, Porto
Gloriously Repeating
Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award + Lecture
Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 p.m.
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
 

Compositional Physics and Other Forms of Disorder

Watkin Seminar Student Exhibition: Opening Reception
Keynote Lecture: Zeynep Celik Alexander, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York
Thursday, February 20, Reception: 5:00 p.m., Keynote: 6:00 p.m. 
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University

Wortham Fellow Symposium 
Panel: Michael Abrahamson, Ph.D., Assistant Visiting Professor, University of Utah; Viola Ago, Wortham Fellow, Rice Architecture, and Director of Miracles Architecture (moderator); Scott Colman, Assistant Professor and Thesis Coordinator, Rice Architecture (moderator); Jeff Halstead, Director, Jeff Halstead Design; Anna Neimark, Principal, First Office, and Faculty, Sci-Arc; and Hans Tursack, Pietro Bellusci Fellow, MIT
Friday, February 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Frank Barkow

Partner, Barkow Leibinger, Berlin-New York
Toolbox
Monday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University 
 

Disrupting Housing: New Paradigms in Mexican Collective Living

Panel: Luís Aldrete; Anonimous + G3 (Alfonso Enciso and Alfonso Garduño); Héctor Barroso; El Cielo (Surella Segú and Armando Hashimoto); Ambrosi Etchegaray (Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray); Macías Peredo (Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo); MMX (Diego Ricalde); and Re Urbano (Rodrigo Rivero-Borrell and Alberto Kritzler)
Thursday and Friday, March 5 - 6, 1:00 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Christopher Hight

Associate Professor, Rice Architecture
Noon Talk: Global Littorals
Monday, March 9, 12:00 p.m. 
Farish Gallery & Jury Room, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Elizabeth Timme and Helen Leung

Founding Principals, LA-Mas, Los Angeles
I Heard You Build Benches
Llewelyn-Davies Sahni Innovative Practices Lecture
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Jesús Vassallo

Gus Wortham Assistant Professor, Rice Architecture
Noon Talk: Epics in the Everyday
Monday, March 23, 12:00 p.m. 
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Matilda McQuaid

Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Textile Intentions: Creating a Pliable World
Pliable Lecture
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 p.m. 
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea 

Keynote Lecture: Esra Akcan
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca
Right to Heal
Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University

Colloquium:
Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

Wonne Ickx

Cullinan Visiting Professor, Rice Architecture
Founding Principal, Productora, Mexico City
Pyramid Schemes
Open House/ Cullinan Lecture
Monday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University
 

A House of One's Own

Rice A State of Housing Houston
Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum 2020
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m. 
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund.

The Pliable lectures are organized by Associate Professor Dawn Finley and made possible through the generous support of Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, the Humanities Research Center, Rice Architecture, and Rice Design Alliance.

The Spotlight Award + Lecture and the Civic Forum are made possible through the generous support of Rice Design Alliance members. Additional support for RDA is provided by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Compositional Physics and Other Forms of Disorder is organized by Wortham Fellow and Director of Miracles Architecture Viola Ago.

Disrupting Housing: New Paradigms in Mexican Collective Living, organized by Gus Wortham Assistant Professor Jesús Vassallo, is generously funded by the Puentes Consortium through its Seminars and Research Grants Program, with additional support by the Rice University Humanities Research Center, Rice Architecture, and Rice Design Alliance.

The inaugural Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea, organized by Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Reto Geiser, is generously supported by the Rice University Humanities Research Center and Rice Architecture.

For information regarding visitor parking on the Rice campus, please visit parking.rice.edu.

For information regarding visitor parking for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, please visit mfah.org/visit/parking/.

All spring 2020 evening lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. 

For more information on all lectures, please visit arch.rice.edu and ricedesignalliance.org.

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