MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Charles Rice


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Lecture by architectural historian, theorist, and author Charles Rice as part of the MAS Context 2017 Fall Talks in Chicago. The lecture took place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Society of Architectural Historians.


Interior Urbanism


During his presentation, Charles Rice discussed aspects of his recent book Interior Urbanism, reflecting on the way in which the oeuvre of John Portman has gained prominence in the last few years, and what this might mean for critical accounts of urban development.

Charles Rice contributed to our Hidden issue with his article “Space Travel.” You can read it online at


Charles Rice is Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. He is the author of The Emergence of the Interior: Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity (Routledge, 2007) and Interior Urbanism: Architecture, John Portman and Downtown America (Bloomsbury, 2016). He is editor in chief of The Journal of Architecture, the scholarly journal of the RIBA.

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