September 13, 2019

Fall 2019 Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan

Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio, One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 2013. Josh White Photograph. [2014.3950] © Metabolic Studio.*

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series announces its fall 2019 line-up, bringing respected innovators from a broad spectrum of fields to Ann Arbor to conduct a public lecture in the historic Michigan Theater. During the fall 2019 season, the speaker series ushers in world-renowned culture-makers, including:

September 19, 2019
Digital visionary and designer
Vinay Gupta: The Cities That Will Walk Away

September 21, 2019
Meleko Mokgosi: Pan-African Pulp

September 26, 2019
Immersive installation artist
Ibrahim Mahama: Failures Promise

October 3, 2019
Fashion designer and milliner
Stephen Jones: Hatology

October 8, 2019
Writer, curator, and feminist artists
Lucy Lippard & Faith Wilding: Then & Now

October 10, 2019
Storyteller and photographer
Mari Katayama: My Body as Material

October 17, 2019
Environmental artist
Lauren Bon: Life is Abundan

October 24, 2019
Visual provocateur
Marilyn Minter: In Person

October 31, 2019
Street artist and illustrator
Joe Caslin: Is Street art Capable of Advancing a Society

November 1, 2019
Actor, playwright, and director
John Cameron Mitchell: In Conversatio

November 7, 2019
Graphic designer
Marina Willer: Design Why

November 11, 2019
Filmmaker and artist
Artur Żmijewski: Working Around, Against, and Withou

November 14, 2019
Social practice
Suzanne Lacy: We Are Her

November 21, 2019
Illustrator, designer, and art director
Edel Rodriguez: On Freedom and Ris

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. To learn more about the fall 2019 events, visit

*Image above: Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio, One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 2013. Most of Los Angeles’ drinking water comes from the snowmelt of the Eastern Sierra. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio surveyed the 240 miles of pipes, syphons and channels that make up the LA Aqueduct. Josh White Photograph. [2014.3950] © Metabolic Studio.

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