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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Ayana Evans: Persona as Social Justice  

January 22, 2021

Ayana Evans is a NYC based performance artist who grew up on the south side of Chicago. The sensibilities of both locations heavily… Read More >

Amy Cutler: Telling Stories  

December 4, 2020

Amy Cutler is an internationally acclaimed artist best known for her enigmatic depictions of women performing strange, cryptic… Read More >

Raqs Media Collective: Kinetic Contemplations  

November 20, 2020

Raqs Media Collective, formed in 1992 by Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, argues for a mode of “kinetic… Read More >

Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt: The People Beyond the Screen: Designing for human connection  

November 13, 2020

Designing for human connection and mutual respect are common threads in User Experience (UX) Designer Kelly Murdoch-Kitt’s… Read More >

From the Archives: Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures  

November 6, 2020

NOTE: The scheduled presentation by Pedro Reyes and Magalí Arriola has been postponed due to technical difficulties. In its place,… Read More >

Nusrat Durrani: An American Prayer  

October 30, 2020

Nusrat Durrani is a pioneering media executive and award-winning creative renowned for cutting-edge work in television, film,… Read More >

Ibrahim Mahama: In-Between the World and Dreams  

October 23, 2020

This conversation brings together collaborators of the ambitious Institute for the Humanities-led project, In-Between the World and… Read More >

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 >