Fall 2016 Public Lecture Series

URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc., OCT-LOFT Renovation. Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Design/Completion: 2003/2012.

Posted by Liam Otten September 2, 2016


The earliest newborn heartbeat. The earliest cerebral pulse. The first human brain waves to exit the solar system.

In The Pulse Armed With a Pen (2014), Houston-based artist Dario Robleto collects seven milestone recordings on custom-printed vinyl, along with liner notes, digital prints, headphones, and a media player. The result is a box set like no other—an intimate and lovingly crafted chronicle of the sound of life itself.

At 6:30p Monday, September 19, Robleto will deliver the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture. The talk, part of the Sam Fox School's fall Public Lecture Series, is one of 12 presentations this semester by nationally and internationally known artists, architects, curators, and designers.

The series will begin Wednesday, September 14, with architect Liu Xiaodu, founding principal of Urbanus Architecture & Design. Other highlights will include a visit from alumna and celebrated visual artist Laylah Ali, as well as landscape architect Nancy Owens (October 10); legendary illustrator Seymour Chwast (October 24); and architects Amale Andraos (October 20) and Philippe Rahm (November 9).

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30p in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Each will be preceded by a reception at 6p.

Dario Robleto, The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) mini box version, 2014. 7 custom cut 5-inch vinyl records, audio recordings, archival digital prints (record sleeves, liner notes, labels, slides), headphones, media player.

Fall 2016 Speakers

Wednesday, September 14
Liu Xiaodu
Founding principal, Urbanus Architecture & Design
Abend Family Lecture

Monday, September 19
Dario Robleto
Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture

Monday, September 26
Martino Stierli
Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Harris Armstrong Fund Lecture
* 6p Reception, Kemper Art Museum

Wednesday, September 28
Wangechi Mutu
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Law, Identity & Culture Initiative in the School of Law

Monday, October 10
Nancy Owens
Principal, Nancy Owens Studio LLC

*Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Thursday, October 13
Laylah Ali
In conjunction with the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship 25th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, October 19
Shelley Rice
Arts professor, Department of Photography & Imaging and Department of Art History, New York University
Women and the Kemper Lecture
* 6p Reception, Kemper Art Museum

Thursday, October 20
Amale Andraos
Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, and co-founder, WORKac
Ruth Kahn Lynford Lecture

Friday, October 21
Thorsten Deckler
Principal, 26'10 south Architects
Informal Cities Workshop Lecture

Monday, October 24
Seymour Chwast
Founding partner and director, The Pushpin Group
Co-sponsored by the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Wednesday, November 9
Philippe Rahm
Principal, Philippe Rahm architectes
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund Lecture

Monday, November 14
John Douglas Powers
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture