CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care: Panel 2
March 2, 2021
Panel 2 of "CARE-WORK: Space, Bodies, and the Politics of Care," a virtual symposium organized by Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting, featured panelists: f-architecture (Co-founded by Virginia Black, Rosana Elkhatib, and Gabrielle Printz); Jia Yi Gu, Director of MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and Visiting Faculty at California College of the Arts; HOME-OFFICE (Co-founded by Daniel Jacobs, University of Houston, and Brittany Utting, Rice Architecture); and Fabiola López-Durán, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History, Rice University, 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.