Rice Architecture - Houston, Texas (US)
17/01/2023- 29/04/2023

This spring semester, Rice Architecture continues its annual lecture series with a number of talks, discussions, book launches, civic forums, and other forms of public engagement. With this year’s theme of Engaging Pluralism, we explore how architects and designers can work with friction, contradiction, and multiplicity to effect broader social, cultural, and environmental change. It is an all-school platform for reflecting on the possibilities and challenges of designing for a pluralistic society.

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

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 Central Standard Time (CST). All lectures are free and open to the public and, unless noted otherwise. In the event that Covid-19 circumstances prohibit in-person lectures, the series will be held virtually via Zoom and/or YouTube. Each lecture has been submitted for AIA CES approval. All dates are subject to change. For more information and to access the livestream links when available, visit here.