Rice Architecture presents Kadambari Baxi: "Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial"
Kadambari Baxi, professor of professional practice in architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University, presents the lecture “Activism: Climate, Labor, Memorial” 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.