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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Upcoming Lectures

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected innovators from a broad spectrum of fields to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by series sponsors Michigan Radio, WUOM 91.7 FM and Arts @ Michigan.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.


Sanford Biggers : Subjective Cosmology

September 16, 2016

Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations, and videos, while also creating… Read More >

Alex Schweder : Performance Architecture

September 22, 2016

Alex Schweder works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied… Read More >

Mark Mothersbaugh : Myopia

September 29, 2016

A composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author, and visual artist, Mark Mothersbaugh is best known as co-founder, lead… Read More >

Miwa Matreyek : Dreaming with Your Shadow

October 6, 2016

Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. She creates live, staged performances where… Read More >

Not An Alternative : Tactics for the Anthropocene

October 13, 2016

Not An Alternative is a NY-based collective that works at the intersection of art, activism, and critical theory. Its mission is to… Read More >

Wynwood Walls

October 20, 2016

"Dark", "gritty", and "desolate" were words used to describe the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood in 2006. Wanting to revitalize the… Read More >

Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen

October 27, 2016

Philip Beesley is a practicing visual artist, architect, and professor whose work is focused in the rapidly expanding technology… Read More >

Fred Gelli : Inspiration from fruit skins and using design to change the world.

November 3, 2016

Fred Gelli is co-founder and creative director of Tátil, a strategic consultancy that uses design to create sustainable connections… Read More >

Mary Mattingly

November 9, 2016

Special Event: Wednesday, November 9 at 05:10 PM - Rackham Amphitheater Mary Mattingly's work collapses boundaries between… Read More >

Athi-Patra Ruga : Queens in Exile

November 10, 2016

Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance, and contemporary art, Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that exposes and subverts… Read More >

Jane Fulton Suri : Inspired by Life

November 17, 2016

Jane Fulton Suri is Partner Emeritus at IDEO where, for nearly 30 years, she has been uncovering insight to inform and inspire… Read More >

Roland Graf : From the Ground Up

December 1, 2016

Austrian artist, architect, and designer Roland Graf crosses many disciplines to design objects, intervene in public spaces and… Read More >