Elizabeth Diaz and Jo Fax report on Juan Parras’s Toxic Tour of Houston’s East End

Posted by on May 3, 2013
Elizabeth Diaz and Jo Fax report on Juan Parras’s Toxic Tour of Houston’s East End

It started when Yudith Nieto spoke to our student-taught class at Rice University about her life growing up in Manchester, a mainly Hispanic community located in Houston’s “Toxic East End.” She referred to the contamination by oil refineries and other industries, and the impact that the Keystone XL pipeline will have on her community.  She […]

Cultures of Energy fellow Nathan Keibler reviews Liz Ward’s “Cryosphere”

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013
Cultures of Energy fellow Nathan Keibler reviews Liz Ward’s “Cryosphere”

Liz Ward’s Cryosphere exhibit took place at the Moody Gallery in Houston in October and November 2012. Keibler reviews the exhibition as an undergraduate fellow in the Cultures of Energy group. Further images from the exhibtion can be viewed here: http://www.moodygallery.com/Exhibitions/cryosphere_2012.html   Liz Ward, “Cryosphere” To the unknowing gallery visitor, the term “cryosphere” might appear to be […]

Cultures of Energy fellow Gökçe Günel reports from the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012
Cultures of Energy fellow Gökçe Günel reports from the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar

The Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), which hosted the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or the so-called COP 18, is crowned by a bronze, marble, and stainless steel-cast spider, Maman.  The Louise Bourgeois sculpture measures over 30 ft. high and over 33 ft. wide, with a sac containing 26 marble eggs.  “Let’s meet at […]