Dominic and Cymene report on icy Rice and the raw and the cooked. And then (14:47) we speak to our dear friend Hannah Knox from University College London. We start with why Hannah thinks infrastructure has become such a lively area of research in the human sciences. We then turn to Hannah’s recent book, co-authored […]
Andrea Ballestero is assistant professor of anthropology at Rice. She looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. You can learn more about Dr. Ballestero and her work here. Underground water: from infrastructure to sponges An infrastructural turn is haunting academia. The explosion of projects and scholars interested in […]
Aeolian Politics, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Photo credit: Ethnographic Terminalia Aeolian Politics: Review and Reflections Viento, bi, wind The north wind whips through, in the streets papers and leaves are chased with resentment. Houses moan, dogs curl into balls. There is something in the afternoon’s finger, a catfish spine, a rusty nail. Who […]
Image Credit: Edward Burtynsky Breakdown Break Down is a new artist collective devoted to developing post-oil culture. Their account of petrosubjectivity is especially worth a look. “How do we individually and collectively de-industrialize our sense of self and place? “Breakdown Break Down is a long term effort to organize cultural workers, artists, activists, and those interested in […]
Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary Powerless screens at 14 Pews on April 12th. The film deals with conflicts over electricity in the Indian city of Kanpur. Learn more here. 14 Pews is a fantastic art house theatre in The Heights neighborhood of Houston, not least because it serves beer in what was once a church.
Eric Klinenberg, New York University: “Climate Change and the Future of Cities” March 9th, 2015, 430-6pm at Rice U, Sewall Hall 309 Sponsored by CENHS, the Kinder Institute, and the Department of Sociology The fundamental threat to the human species is our collective inability to reduce our carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate […]
CENHS, The Rice Environmental Club, and the Shell Center for Sustainability invite you to a lunchtime talk about recycling in Houston. The event will take place January 15th at 12 noon in the Great Hall. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free lunch, and remember to bring your own container for water. You can find […]
CENHS postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will introduce and discuss Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity on at 14 Pews theater on Friday, October 17th at 7pm. Madsen’s film has been a recently frequent topic of discussion in the environmental humanities, and CENHS’s previous visiting fellow Professor Karen Pinkus discussed the film in a talk at Rice last year. Learn […]