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2022–23 lecture series presented by Rice Architecture

September 7–November 18, 2022
There are new methods of interacting with and surviving in the world that arise when ideas and cultures clash. Pluralism, a style of political philosophy, makes use of this dynamic state and encourages the coexistence of various viewpoints. This is far from a neutral stance, though, in the face of mounting crises and unrestrained inequality; rather, it becomes a commitment to struggle and conversation. Rice Architecture’s yearly lecture series, Engaging Pluralism, examines how architects and designers may work with friction, contradiction, and plurality to affect greater social, cultural, and environmental change by drawing on a wide range of speakers. It serves as a forum for all schools to discuss the opportunities and difficulties of creating for a heterogeneous society.

Mónica Rivera and Emiliano López
Washington University in St. Louis/Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 5:30pm

Rana Begum
Visual artist, London. Conversation with Frauke Josenhans, Moody Center for the Arts, and Maggie Tsang, Rice Architecture. In conjunction with the Moody Center for the Arts exhibition Urban Impressions.
Friday, September 16, 2022, 12pm

Faculty talk: Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek
Rice Architecture/Only If—Architecture
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 5:30pm

Rania Ghosn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology/DESIGN EARTH
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 5:30pm

Faculty book launch: Dawn Finley and Mark Wamble, System of Novelties
Rice Architecture/Interloop—Architecture
Monday, October 3, 2022, 5:30pm

Faculty talk: Jim Njoo
Rice Architecture Paris/ENSA Paris–La Villette
Friday, October 7, 2022, 12pm

Walter Benn Michaels
University of Illinois at Chicago. Conversation with Scott Colman, Rice Architecture. In conjunction with the Moody Center for the Arts exhibition Urban Impressions.
Friday, October 14, 2022, 5:30pm

Scientia Institute Lecture Series: Betterment of the World with Shantel Blakely, Andrew Colopy, Reto Geiser, and Igor Marjanović
Rice Architecture
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 4pm

Rozana Montiel
Principal, Rozana Montiel Architecture Studio
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 5:30pm

Faculty book launch: Jesús Vassallo and Sebastián López Cardozo, Nueva Vivienda—New Housing Paradigms in Mexico
Rice Architecture
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 5:30pm

Margarita Jover
Tulane University/aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 5:30pm

PLAT 11: Soft Launch & roundtable discussion—online 
Confirmed speakers: Irénée Scalbert, Maggie Tsang
Rice Architecture
Friday, November 4, 2022, 12pm

David Gissen
Parsons School of Design
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:30pm

Rice Design Alliance fall civic forum: Texas Is Urban—panel conversation
Liz, Galvez, Yale University; Kathryn Holliday, University of Texas at Arlington; Michael Kubo, University of Houston; Jeffrey Lieber, Texas State University, San Marcos. Moderated by Troy Schaum, Rice Architecture.
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:30pm

Houston-NOLA Gulf Coast Connections
Rice Architecture/Rice Humanities/Center for Environmental Studies
Friday–Saturday, November 18–November 19, 2022
Visit here for details. 

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures will be given in person in Farish Gallery, MD Anderson Hall, with a livestream component. They are all free and accessible to the public. If COVID-19 conditions prevent live lectures, the series will be broadcast virtually using Zoom. Every lecture has been submitted for approval by AIA CES. Visit here for further details and links to the live streams.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund; the William B. Coleman Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture; the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series Fund; and Rice Design Alliance (RDA), the public programs and outreach arm of Rice Architecture, which includes the generous support of its members and RDA Underwriters: Harvey / Harvey-Cleary; Tellepsen Family; Big State Electric; Brochsteins; CED Houston; MAREK; Turner Construction; and Walter P. Moore. Additional support is provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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