Public Lecture Series

Billie Tsien and Tod Williams participated in student crits during their visit to campus.

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.

Fall 2019 Public Lecture Series

All events are free and open to the public, though tickets are required for the Q&A with Ai. See here for details. Unless otherwise noted, all events will begin at 6p in Steinberg Hall Auditorium and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30p.

September 19
Patrick Gmür
Founding partner, Gmür & Geschwentner Architekten
Ruth & Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture

September 26
Ai Weiwei
Bunny & Charles Burson Visiting Artist Lecture: Q&A with Sabine Eckmann
5:30p in Edison Theatre; livestream in Steinberg Auditorium
Free, but tickets required; click here for details.

October 23
John Curley
Associate professor, modern and contemporary art, Wake Forest University
6p, Kemper Art Museum Lobby

October 24
Yvonne Farrell
Founding director, Grafton Architects
Ruth Kahn Lynford Lecture

October 25
Nader Tehrani
Dean of architecture, The Cooper Union
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Fund Lecture
Keynote address, Decoys & Depictions: Images of the Digital Symposium
5p, Kuehner Family Court, Weil Hall

October 26
Brett Steele
Dean, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Abend Family Lecture
Keynote address, Decoys & Depictions: Images of the Digital Symposium
5:30p, Kuehner Family Court, Weil Hall

November 4
Duane Slick
Professor of painting, Rhode Island School of Design
Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture

November 17
Dave Hullfish Bailey
Henry L. And Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow Lecture
2p, Saint Louis Art Museum

Past Speakers

The Public Lecture Series typically features 10-15 speakers each semester. Notable past speakers include:

Laylah Ali, Gabriel Asfour, Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, Xu Bing, Maggie Breslin, Gaby Brink, Michael Ray Charles, Seymour Chwast, Huey Copeland, Dennis Crompton, Jan De Vylder, Odile Decq, Mark Dion, Catherine Dossin, Susannah Drake, Sam Durant, Peter Eisenman, Douglas Farr, Lisa D. Freiman, Tom Friedman, Coco Fusco, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Jeanne Gang, Michelle Grabner, Ann Hamilton, Andres L. Hernandez & Amanda Williams, Candice Hopkins, Georgina Huljich, David Humphrey, Junga Ishigami, Alfredo Jaar, Sharon Johnston, Kengo Kuma, Bijoy Jain, Natasha Jen, William Kentridge, Sylvia Koblowski, Erica Kochi, Jon Kolko, Erik L'Heureux, Ruby Lerner, David Leven & Stella Betts, Daniel Liebskind, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Thom Mayne, V. Mitch McEwen, Mary McLeod, Achim Menges, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Rafael Moneo, Richard Murphy, Wangechi Mutu, Joan Ockman, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Trevor Paglen, Jaume Plensa, Monica Ponce de Leon, John Douglas Powers, Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, Shelley Rice, Julian Rosefeldt, Ralph Rucci, Tomás Saraceno, Nasrine Seraji, Wang Shu, Christpher Sperandio, Martino Stierli, Michael Taylor, Jan Tumlir, Gunther Vogt, Carrie Mae Weems, Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Thomas Woltz, and Peter Yost.