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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Philippa Hughes: Dismantling the Polarization Industrial Complex  

October 16, 2020

Philippa P.B. Hughes is a social sculptor and creative strategist who produces art-fueled projects that spark humanizing and… Read More >

Form&Seek Design Collective: Never Normal  

October 9, 2020

Bilge Nur Saltik (Founder, Form&Seek), Aaron Blendowski (Artist & Designer) and Alison Wong (Director + Curator, Wasserman… Read More >

Ken Burns & Isabel Wilkerson: In Conversation  

October 2, 2020

Our lens on history powerfully influences how we envision and shape the future. Join two of our country's most accomplished… Read More >

Dr. Kate Stone: Sensory Experiences  

September 25, 2020

Dr. Kate Stone has spent the last decade on a journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design. Her focus on… Read More >

New Red Order: Never Settle  

September 18, 2020

The New Red Order (NRO) is a mutable collective, a “public secret society,” facilitated by three core contributors — brothers Zack… Read More >

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: In Person  

April 9, 2020

In lieu of the suspended live Speaker Series presentation, we’ve captured a conversation between artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby and… Read More >

Gluklya: The Place of the Artist is on the Side of the Weak: A Manifesto for the 21st Century  

April 2, 2020

In lieu of the suspended live Speaker Series presentation, we’ve captured a conversation between artist Gluklya and Dianne Beal (BA… Read More >

Abigail DeVille: Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See the Stars  

April 1, 2020

In lieu of a live Speaker Series presentation, we're sharing this conversation between artist Abigail DeVille and UM Institute for… Read More >

Martha Colburn: Rip it Up

March 26, 2020

In lieu of a live Speaker Series presentation, Martha Colburn has provided a video presentation and screening of her work. As… Read More >

Shaka Senghor: Writing My Wrongs  

March 19, 2020

Live Penny Stamps Speaker Series events have been suspended for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester, but the series continues… Read More >

Dr. Alex Dehgan: Hacking in the Sixth Extinction  

March 12, 2020

Live Penny Stamps Speaker Series events have been suspended for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester, but this presentation… Read More >

David Lang: Music and Bad Manners  

February 20, 2020

This presentation will take place at Rackham Auditorium, 915 Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI. As one of America’s most performed… Read More >

Courtney McClellan: Observer v. Witness

February 17, 2020

Special Event: Monday, February 17, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Courtney McClellan is… Read More >

CANCELED: Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez: Liminal Practice(s)

February 13, 2020

The Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez presentation scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 has been canceled due to flight… Read More >

Angela Washko: Tactical Embodiment  

February 6, 2020

Angela Washko is an artist, writer, and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces… Read More >

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan: SQÜRL

February 4, 2020

Special Event: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Acclaimed filmmaker Jim… Read More >

Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice  

January 30, 2020

This event brings together Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, legal scholar and practitioner Len Niehoff, and… Read More >

Cullen Washington Jr.: Abstract Meditations on the Grid and Humanity  

January 23, 2020

Cullen Washington Jr.’s work offers meditations on human interconnectivity and “the universal framework that undergirds all… Read More >

Oskar Eustis: Theater and Democracy  

January 16, 2020

Oskar Eustis has served as artistic director of The Public Theater in New York City since 2005. In the past four years, Eustis has… Read More >

Edel Rodriguez: On Freedom and Risk  

November 21, 2019

Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban American artist who is inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia,… Read More >