Kadambari Baxi, professor of professional practice in architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University, presents the lecture “Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial” at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.
This lecture includes excerpts from recent projects where concerns for human rights, climate justice, and uncounted war victims spur different forms of architectural activism. Using diverse representational techniques to connect dispersed sites and unseen problematics, the projects offer ways to view architecture from within many other domains and highlight what is often outside its frame. By assembling issues of labor exploitation on construction sites, indefinite wars and memorial architecture, climate action in global territories, the projects collectively outline a new agenda for activism in architecture.
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
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.