Michael Stone-Richards, professor of critical practice and visual studies, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, and editor, Detroit Research, presents the lecture “Negation and Disavowal in Spatial Politics” at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.
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Drawing on the work of Detroit artists Scott Hocking and Carlos Diaz, amongst others, in "Negation and Disavowal in Spatial Politics," Michael Stone-Richards explores the way in which erasure and camouflage in public space and monuments attest to the work or modes of political
and cultural unconscious in racial politics and what he calls the politics of attention - the question of Why now? posed by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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.
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 arch.rice.edu/latest/events and ricedesignalliance.org.
This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund and the William B. Coleman, Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture.
All Fall 2020 evening lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. #RiceArchitecture