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Public Lecture Series


Each semester, the Sam Fox School brings nationally and internationally recognized architects, artists, designers, landscape architects, urban designers, historians, and critics to campus, promoting new ideas in practice, theory, and technology. Invited speakers often interact with students during workshops and informal gatherings, in addition to participating in studio visits, where they conduct one-on-one reviews of work.

Recent Lecture Series Events

Check out some of our most recent Public Lecture Series events. In cases where a recording of the lecture is publicly available, you will find it on the event page. You can also visit the Sam Fox School YouTube channel for archival recordings.
Notable Past Speakers
Laylah Ali, Wiel Arets, Gabriel Asfour, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, Reinhard Bek, Tatiana Bilbao, Xu Bing, Ramon Bosch & Bet Capdeferro, Maggie Breslin, Gaby Brink, Chris Buzelli, Michael Ray Charles, Anne Anlin Cheng, Seymour Chwast, Huey Copeland, Dennis Crompton, Hugo Crosthwaite, David Antonio Cruz, John Curley, Jan De Vylder, Odile Decq, Mark Dion, Keetra Dean Dixon, Catherine Dossin, Susannah Drake, Jess T. Dugan, Sam Durant, Peter Eisenman, Douglas Farr, Yvonne Farrell, Brian Floca, Kenneth Frampton, Lisa D. Freiman, Tom Friedman, Coco Fusco, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Chitra Ganesh, Jeanne Gang, Rob Giampietro, Hope Ginsburg, Patrick Gmür, Michelle Grabner, H Arquitectes, Ann Hamilton, Pablo Helguera, Andres L. Hernandez & Amanda Williams, Candice Hopkins, Eric Höweler & J. Meejin Yoon, Kevin Huizenga, Georgina Huljich, David Humphrey, Junga Ishigami, Alfredo Jaar, Carlos Jiménez, Sharon Johnston, Michael Joo, Kengo Kuma, Bijoy Jain, Natasha Jen, William Kentridge, Sylvia Koblowski, Erica Kochi, Jon Kolko, Erik L'Heureux, Lisa Lapinski, Tom Leader, Ruby Lerner, David Leven & Stella Betts, Daniel Liebskind, Cole Lu, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Thom Mayne, V. Mitch McEwen, Mary McLeod, Achim Menges, Nicole Miller, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Rafael Moneo, Richard Murphy, Wangechi Mutu, Vidhya Nagarajan, Fuensanta Nieto, Joan Ockman, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Chelina Odbert, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu, Trevor Paglen, Maya Muchawsky Parnas, Jaume Plensa, Monica Ponce de Leon, Richie Pope, John Douglas Powers, Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, Shelley Rice, Brian Richter, Deborah Roberts, Dario Robleto, Julian Rosefeldt, Ralph Rucci, Tomás Saraceno, Ingrid Schaffner, Oliver Schulze, Sheldon Scott, Nasrine Seraji, Lola Sheppard, Wang Shu, Taryn Simon, Duane Slick, Christpher Sperandio, Marcelo Spina, Vesper Stamper, Brett Steele, Martino Stierli, Stephanie Syjuco, Marina Tabassum, Michael Taylor, Nader Tehrani, Jan Tumlir, Gunther Vogt, Adrian Octavius Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Yasmin Vobis, Kyle T. Webster, Ai Weiwei, Thomas Woltz, John Yang, and Peter Yost.