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Engaging Pluralism: spring edition lecture series presented by Rice Architecture

January 17–April 29, 2023

Rice Architecture's annual lecture series resumes this spring semester with a multitude of speeches, conversations, book launches, civic forums, and other forms of public interaction.

With this year’s theme, Engaging Pluralism, we look at how architects and designers might use friction, contradiction, and multiplicity to affect larger social, cultural, and environmental change. It provides a platform for all schools to think on the potential and problems of planning for a diversified society.

Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award
Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow
Kwong Von Glinow
January 17, 2023, 6pm

K. Wayne Yang
University of California San Diego
January 25, 2023, 5:30pm

Houston Design Research Grants
Brittany Utting, Rice Architecture; Daniel Jacobs, University of Houston; and Rae Atkinson, Rice Architecture
January 30, 2023, 5:30pm

Sara Zewde
Studio Zewde / Harvard Graduate School of Design
February 22, 2023, 5:30pm

Faculty book launch, Futures of the Architectural Exhibition 
Edited by Reto Geiser and Michael Kubo 
February 24, 2023, 5pm

Symposium: More Than Fifteen Years
Six Takes on Housing after the Neoliberal Turn. Presenters: Emanuel Christ, Christ & Gantenbein; Sophie Delhay, Sophie Delhay Architecte; Simon Hartmann, HHF Architects; Christian Mueller Inderbitzin, Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten; Éric Lapierre, Experience; Oliver Lütjens, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekt*innen; and Christian Mueller Inderbitzin, EMI Architects, Zurich. Organized by Reto Geiser, Rice Architecture, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland, Atlanta.
March 2 and March 3, 2023, 1–6pm

Society panel: Architecture Workers United—online
Andrew Daley, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 
March 9, 2023, 12pm

Anti-Racism Collective panel: Architecture and Reproductive Justice—online
Lori Brown / ArchiteXX; Lindsay Harkema, Women in Progress, Women in Practice; Malkit Shoshan, Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory
March 20, 2023, 5:30pm

Rice Design Alliance Spring Civic Forum—panel discussion
Moderated by Troy Schaum, Rice Architecture
March 27, 2023, 6pm

Lyndon Neri 
Neri & Hu
Lewellyn Davis-Sahni Innovative Practice Lecture
March 29, 2023, 5:30pm

Marina Tabassum
Marina Tabassum Architects
April 5, 2023, 5:30pm

NOMAS panel + exhibition: African Architecture – online
Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano, Ramos Castellano Arquitectos; Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi, Cave_bureau
April 24, 2023, 12pm

Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea 
Keynote Lecture: Esra Akcan, Cornell University
April 28, 2023, 5:30pm

Colloquium sessions: Valeria Casali, Politecnico di Torino; Giovanna M. Bassi Cendra, Rice University; Frida Grahn, USI Mendrisio; Ana Ozaki, Cornell University; María Catalina Venegas Rabá, The Bartlett School of Architecture; and Sarah Wheat, University of Michigan. Organized by Reto Geiser, Rice Architecture.
April 29, 2023, 9:30am–5pm

Book presentation: Moritz Gleich,
Director gta Verlag, ETH Zurich, Visiting Scholar Rice Architecture: Inhabited Machines: Genealogy of an Architectural Concept (2023)
April 29, 2023, 5pm

All times are in CST (Central Standard Time) (CST). Unless otherwise specified, all talks are free and open to the public. If the conditions of Covid-19 prevent in-person lectures, the series will be held electronically via Zoom and/or YouTube. Each lecture has been approved by the AIA CES. All dates are subject to change without notice. Visit here for more information and to view the livestream links when they become available.

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