CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care: Panel 1
Panel 1 of "CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care," a virtual symposium organized by Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting, featured panelists: Maria S. Giudici, Head of History and Theory, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, and Editor, AA Files; Torsten Lange, Ph.D., Guest Professor, Chair for Theory and History of Architecture, Art and Design, TU Munich; Sarah Nichols, Assistant Professor, Rice Architecture; and Rosario Talevi, Founder of Soft Agency, and Co-Director of Floating University Berlin, on March 2, 2021.
The two-day symposium, March 2-3, 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.