Spatial Inequities: The “Chinatown” Problem in Today’s Pandemic Times

March 10, 2021
12:00 p.m.

Zoom webinar

Rice Architecture Spring 2021 Lecture Series: New Proximities

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Nayan ShahProfessor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History, University of Southern California, presents the lecture “Spatial Inequities: The “Chinatown” Problem in Today’s Pandemic Times” on Wednesday, March 10, at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Spring 2021 Lecture Series. 

The Rice Architecture Spring 2021 Lecture Series, New Proximities, is a collective reckoning of health as a social, political, and fundamentally spatial condition. The global pandemic has not only produced profound shifts in the built environment, but also revealed latent precarities embedded in forms of governance, labor, domesticity, and ecology. This lecture series asks: how does COVID-19 and its compounding crises render visible the uneven geographies in which we operate? How might we reformat existing systems beyond the confining world of pandemic space? Expanding scales and spaces of architectural agency, we will hear from critical voices in design, history, and theory to imagine new futures of care and proximity.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Please be sure to register online for each lecture to receive the link to join.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund, the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series for Students in Architecture, and the William B. Coleman, Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture.

All spring 2021 lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs.