Past Event
Monday, April 5
Rice Architecture Faculty Talk: Global Littorals with Christopher Hight

About the Event

Christopher Hight, associate professor, Rice Architecture, presents the Faculty Talk “Global Littorals” on Monday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Spring 2021 Lecture Series.

Christopher Hight is an associate professor at Rice Architecture, where he is pursuing design and research on social, natural, and subjective ecologies within the built environment. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and obtained a Masters degree in Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association, and a Ph.D. from the London Consortium at the University of London.

The Rice Architecture Spring 2021 Lecture Series, “New Proximities,” is a collective reckoning of health as a social, political, and fundamentally spatial condition. The global pandemic has not only produced profound shifts in the built environment, but also revealed latent precarities embedded in forms of governance, labor, domesticity, and ecology. This lecture series asks: How does COVID-19 and its compounding crises render visible the uneven geographies in which we operate? How might we reformat existing systems beyond the confining world of pandemic space? Expanding scales and spaces of architectural agency, we will hear from critical voices in design, history, and theory to imagine new futures of care and proximity.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Please be sure to register online for each lecture to receive the link to join. For more information on all lectures and to register to attend, visit and

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund, the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series for Students in Architecture, and the William B. Coleman, Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture.

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