Past Event
Architecture
Friday, March 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea - EVENT POSTPONED

About the Event

Please join Rice Architecture for the Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea, on Friday-Saturday, March 27-28 in Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall.

Organized by Associate Professor Reto Geiser

Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea
Friday, March 27
6:30 p.m.
Keynote Lecture: Esra Akcan
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca
“Right to Heal”

Colloquium:
Saturday, March 28
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To register for Day 1 of the event on March 27, click here.

To register for Day 2 of the event on March 28, click here.

Esra Akcan is the 2019–20 Frieda Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. Akcan’s research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia and offers new ways to understand architecture’s global movement as well as its role in global and social justice. Her most recent book, Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship, and the Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg by IBA-1984/87 (Birkhäuser, 2018), develops a theory of open architecture as an appropriate response to the reverberations of migration on architecture and urbanism.

Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea
Over the past years, reference frames in architectural history have shifted and with them, the discipline’s approaches and modes of practice have been transforming. In a world challenged by rapidly changing political boundaries and national identities and shifting scales of globalization, the colloquium brings together new research in architectural history (in its broadest sense and definition), which is based on an understanding of the Atlantic basin as a connector of four continents and cultural spheres, rather than a separating body of water. The interest of this workshop lies in an approach that focuses on cultural exchange and sheds light to the transformation of ideas, models and cultural attitudes along their transatlantic crossings, and will allow us to bring light to the impact of political, economic, social, and cultural transformations on architectural culture and the built environment.

With the goal to address and further strengthen the position of architectural history as an amalgamating force within humanistic research across different schools and departments at Rice University, this one-day colloquium offers an international group of doctoral students a forum to present new research in the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, and design. The colloquium will be launched with a keynote lecture by Esra Akcan, the 2019/20 Frieda Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University.

The inaugural Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea, organized by Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Reto Geiser, is generously supported by the Rice University Humanities Research Center and Rice Architecture.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Directions & Parking

Location

Anderson Hall
Farish Gallery