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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Athi-Patra Ruga: Queenz 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Wynwood Walls: 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Sanford Biggers: Subjective Cosmology  

September 15, 2016

Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations, and videos. He also creates multimedia… Read More >

Rachel Kushner: A Reading & Conversation

April 27, 2016

Special Event: Wednesday, April 27, 8pm MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201 Rachel Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba,… Read More >

Renny Ramakers: Design+Desires  

April 7, 2016

Art historian turned curator turned environmental trendsetter, Renny Ramakers is co-founder and creative director of… Read More >

Vik Muniz: The Illusionist  

March 31, 2016

Vik Muniz repurposes everyday materials, such as chocolate, ash, dirt, peanut butter, and jelly, to create intricate and heavily… Read More >

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an

March 28, 2016

Special Event: Monday, March 28, 5:30 pm at UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 South State St. Frequently developed as… Read More >

Andrea Zittel: Untitled

March 24, 2016

Andrea Zittel's sculptures and installations transform everything necessary for life — eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing —… Read More >

Theatre of the Eighth Day: Breaking Boundaries Before and After Censorship

March 21, 2016

Special Event: Monday, March 21, 5:30 PM at Stamps Auditorium Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Theatre of the Eighth Day (Teatr… Read More >

David OReilly: A Glitch Is a Glitch

March 17, 2016

Irish-born and Los Angeles-based, David OReilly is one of the most adventuresome and innovative independent animation filmmakers… Read More >

Guruduth Banavar: Cognitive Systems  

March 10, 2016

Dr. Guruduth Banavar is VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research, and leads a worldwide team responsible for creating the next… Read More >

Patricia Urquiola: Thinking Hands  

February 18, 2016

Spanish by birth and Italian by choice, architect and designer Patricia Urquiola creates work that is unconventional, emphatic, and… Read More >