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Friday, November 12
PLAT 10.0: Behold Roundtable

About the Event

On the occasion of the release of 10.0 Behold, PLAT journal presents a roundtable discussion with contributors: Mario Carpo, The Bartlett School of Architecture; Todd Cronan, Emory University; Daniel Jacobs & Brittany Utting, HOME-OFFICE/University of Houston and Rice University; and Gili Merin, The Architectural Association. The roundtable will be held on Friday, November 12, at 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom as part of the 2021-2022 Rice Architecture Lecture Series, Building Identities, Fall Edition.

Mario Carpo

Mario Carpo is the Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory, at the Bartlett, University College London and Professor and Chair of Architectural Theory at Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts), Vienna. Carpo’s research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001) has been translated into several languages. His most recent books are The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence (2017), The Alphabet and the Algorithm, a history of digital design theory (2011); and The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992–2012, an AD Reader.

Todd Cronan

Todd Cronan is Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University. He is the author of Against Affective For- malism: Matisse, Bergson, Modernism (2013), Red Aesthetics: Rodchenko, Brecht, Eisenstein (2022), and Nothing Permanent: Modern Architecture in California (2023). He is currently completing a guidebook to the films of Charles and Ray Eames and a luxury edition of Minor White’s photographic daybooks, entitled Memorable Fancies. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of

Daniel Jacobs and Brittany Utting

HOME-OFFICE is a research and design collaborative that explores architecture as an entanglement of spatial types, material histories, and social imaginaries. Paying attention to architecture’s modes of production and representation, we think about space at a spectrum of scales: from the detail of the enclosure to the protocols and policies that shape the built environment. HOME-OFFICE was founded by Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs in 2017 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Gili Merin is an architect and photographer based between London, Vienna, and Tel Aviv. She is the head of History and Theory Studies at the Royal College of Arts. She studied architecture at the UdK Berlin, Waseda University in Tokyo, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and holds a PhD from the Architectural Association in London. She was trained as an architect, editor, and researcher at OMA in Rotterdam, Kuehn Malvezzi in Berlin, and Efrat-Kowalsky in Tel Aviv. Her photographs have been exhibited in the Venice Architecture Biennale, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and HKW in Berlin. Her writing and reportages have been published in a number of journals, including the AA Files, the Economist, MIT’s Thresholds, The Guardian, Architects’ Journal, and the Architectural Review.

Building Identities
Construction of physical structures is inseparable from the construction of human identities. Rice Architecture aims to broaden our understanding of building construction and identity formation as two interrelated processes, seeking to close the gap between the social and the formal in the field of architecture and our world more broadly. Reflecting the pluralism of Houston as the most diverse city in the United States, Building Identities advances the agency of architecture in a new multicultural world. We believe this is an urgent theme for our school, our community, and our field at large.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Please be sure to register online for each lecture to receive the link to join.
These lectures are recorded and will be posted on the Rice Architecture YouTube channel and the Rice Design Alliance Vimeo channel within three weeks of the live event.

Live captioning will be provided during the event. Transcripts are available upon request.
All fall 2021 lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and the 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. PLAT is an independent student journal of Rice Architecture and is supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Image Credit
Courtesy of Plat Journal. Poster artwork by Curtis Roth.

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