Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series: Kadambari Baxi
October 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial
Fall 2020 Lecture Series: Race, Social Justice, and Allyship
Oct. 07, 2020
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Kadambari Baxi, professor of professional practice in architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University, presents the lecture “Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial” at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.
This lecture includes excerpts from recent projects where concerns for human rights, climate justice, and uncounted war victims spur different forms of architectural activism. Using diverse representational techniques to connect dispersed sites and unseen problematics, the projects offer ways to view architecture from within many other domains and highlight what is often outside its frame. By assembling issues of labor exploitation on construction sites, indefinite wars and memorial architecture, climate action in global territories, the projects collectively outline a new agenda for activism in architecture.
Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lectures are part of an initiative to acknowledge, understand, and act on systemic racism in the built environment. Invited designers, scholars, and activists will speak on the relationship between race, architecture, and, by extension, related questions of social equity, environmental justice, and gender parity. The aim of the lecture series is to foreground these issues in the school’s curriculum while more broadly fostering solidarity and action in architecture.