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 ArtsEngine.
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.
Click here to download a printable PDF schedule of events for Fall 2016.
September 15, 2016
Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations, and videos. He also creates multimedia… Read More >
: Performance Architecture
September 22, 2016
Alex Schweder works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied… Read More >
September 29, 2016
A composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author, and visual artist, Mark Mothersbaugh is best known as co-founder, lead… Read More >
: 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 >
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 >
: Art as an Ignition for Change
October 20, 2016
Dark, gritty, and desolate were words used to describe Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2006. Wanting to revitalize the… Read More >
Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen
: New Bodies, New Worlds: The Collaborative Work of Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley
October 27, 2016
Since their first conversations in 2012, Atelier van Herpen studio in Amsterdam and Beesley’s Living Architecture Systems Group… Read More >
: 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 >
November 9, 2016
Special Event: Wednesday, November 9 at 5:10 PM - Rackham Amphitheater
Mary Mattingly's work collapses boundaries between… Read More >
November 10, 2016
Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance, and contemporary art, Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that exposes and subverts… Read More >
November 17, 2016
Jane Fulton Suri is Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director at IDEO where, for nearly 30 years, she has been uncovering… Read More >
December 1, 2016
Austrian artist, architect, and designer Roland Graf crosses many disciplines to design objects, intervene in public spaces and… Read More >