Date & Time
Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street. Houston, Texas 77002

Join HCCC for a series of six speaking events designed to provide a forum for Houston’s rich dialogue on urban development. Held in conjunction with the SPRAWL exhibition this fall, the series features a variety of notable individuals from city, county, academic, architecture, and urban planning backgrounds.

Like the exhibition, the speaker series addresses three main topics, “Infrastructure of Expansion,” “Survey, Plan, Build,” and “Aftereffects,” which loosely define the phases of urban growth. To supplement the art works in the show, the series aims to create a cross-disciplinary dialogue to address the complex issues raised by the exhibition and generate public discussion.

Carrie Schneider
Houston Artist

Carrie Marie Schneider graduated magna cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with a B.F.A. in fine arts and minor in culture and politics in 2009.  Schneider is the founder of Hear Our Houston, a series of public generated, audio walking tours. Her recent work has included transforming the suburban house where she grew up into a memorial for care and loss and developing a skill-share between local creatives and refugee youth from Burma, who were resettled in Houston four years ago.  With collaborator, Alex Tu, she also presented The Human Tour 2013, a series of 10 public walks tracing the 40-mile outline of a human form across streets of Houston, as originally mapped in Michael Galbreth’s 1987 guerilla-art project.

Schneider has recently facilitated a series of nine tours around the historic Palm Center, in collaboration with the Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance. She has been in residence and exhibited at Project Row Houses, labotanica, Alabama Song, Harold Arts, Elsewhere, Skydive, and the Texas Biennial.  She has delivered talks at Davidson College in North Carolina; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and TEDx Houston.  Her writing has appeared on Glasstire and Temporary Art Review.  She is one of 16 artists featured in the SPRAWL exhibition at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Click here to see the full event schedule and speaker biographies. All events take place at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and are free and open to the public.

The SPRAWL Speaker Series was made possible in part through the City’s Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance.

Above: Detail of image documenting Alex Tu and Carrie Schneider on The Human Tour 2013. Photo by Lillie Monstrum. (An installation of Schneider’s audio tour guides, Hear Our Houston, is featured in SPRAWL.)

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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