This collaborative group installation is the culmination of a Rice University seminar titled “Learning from Houston,” which was taught by members of Tokyo architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow and architect and professor Jesús Vassallo. During the course students learned about the past, present, and future of Houston’s iconic row houses, nicknamed “shotgun” houses, which are the focus of the exhibition. The show features a full-scale mock-up of five row houses that visitors can walk through and learn about art and architecture, sustainability and housing politics, urban studies, and public space.
“SHOTGUN” is on view Jan. 30–May 17, 2015. Rice University Art Gallery is located at 6100 Main Street, 352 Sewall Hall, Houston, open from 11 am to 5 pm Tues.–Wed., from 11 am to 7 pm Thurs., from 11 am to 5 pm Fri.–Sat., and from 12 to 5 pm Sun. Free admission.