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Houston Design Research Grant Lectures with Liz Gálvez (Faculty Winner) and Estefanía Barajas (Student Winner), Rice Architecture
The Transgressive Kitchen
Liz Gálvez’s research project will analyze how the domestic kitchen, in relation to migrant populations and informal food supply chains in Houston, addresses social, economic and biological issues as an entangled space of speculation. Gálvez’s research follows home cooks to document their important contributions to Houston’s food supply chains, in an effort to learn about immigrant community relationships between the home and urban food systems.

Tables in Deserts and Swamps: How Food Education Can Help Solve the Root of Food Insecurity
Estefanía Barajas’ project aims to promote urban agriculture and create new public spaces that can provide food education, fresh produce, and entrepreneurial opportunities for underserved communities. Through the development of a multiscalar structure that serves as a vertical farm, outdoor classroom, and distribution center, Barajas’ project aims to help introduce an alternative collective space within schools in Houston—a new system of care within the integration of food and water infrastructures.

Rice Design Alliance Lecture

2021-2022 Lecture Series
Building Identities | Fall Edition

Oct 22, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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