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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 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.


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 >

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 : Sacred Objects

November 9, 2016

Special Event: Wednesday, November 9 at 5:10 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 and Executive Design Director at IDEO where, for nearly 30 years, she has been uncovering… 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 >