CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care: Keynote Lecture, Silvia Federici, Ph.D.
Silvia Federici, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of New College, Hofstra University, New York, presented the closing keynote lecture on March 3, 2021, via Zoom for the virtual symposium "CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care," organized by Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting.
The two-day symposium examined how concepts of care across multiple disciplines have redefined the boundaries between our bodies, our collective structures, and our environments. Through these frames, the symposium interrogated architecture’s relationship to care work as an intimate alliance between the built environment and its embedded material, social, and labor practices. Panel discussions explored architecture’s capacity to unearth and cultivate new forms for care, unpacking the intersection between space, subjectivity, and solidarity.
The symposium was made possible through the generous support of the Rice University Humanities Research Center and Rice Architecture.