January 31, 2022

Public lecture series

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

Courtesy of Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO.*

Hope Ginsburg, Matt Flowers, and Joshua Quarles, Swirling (still), 2019. Four-channel video installation with sound, video 12:58 min. Courtesy of the artists.

Courtesy of H ARQUITECTES.

Photo: Marina Tabassum Architects.*

Nicole Miller, A Sound, a Signal, the Circus (still), 2021. Mixed-media installation featuring acrobat Austin Bradley. Courtesy of the artist and Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles.

Maya Muchawsky Parnas, St. Moritz, 2014. Carved plaster casts and calendar. Courtesy of the artist.

Robyn O’Neil. Courtesy of the artist.

Courtesy of Thomas Phifer.*

Can contemporary urban housing coexist with sustainable landscapes? Celebrated architect Tatiana Bilbao, in her masterplan for On Olive, the three and a half acre residential development in midtown St. Louis, answers that question by combining lush gardens and wandering footpaths with dramatic designs, rooted in local history, by a series of internationally recognized collaborators.

On February 22, Bilbao—founder of the acclaimed Mexico City-based firm Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO—will discuss her architectural practice for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Presented as part of the Sam Fox School’s spring public lecture series, the talk is among 18 events featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists, architects, designers, and scholars.

The series will begin February 3 with a lecture by H ARQUITECTES, the collaborative studio based in Sabadell, Barcelona, followed by architect Yasmin Vobis (February 4). Next up will be artists Lisa Lapinski (February 9), Brian Richter (February 17), and Robyn O’Neil (February 23).

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will co-sponsor talks by artists Chitra Ganesh (March 7) and Nicole Miller (March 26), as well as by scholar Anne Anlin Cheng (March 31). Ganesh and Miller are both featured in exhibitions at the museum this spring.

Meanwhile, architects Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu, founders of the Oyler Wu Collaborative, will speak February 25, followed by Oliver Schulze, founding partner of Copenhagen-based Schulze+Grassov, who will launch The Lively City Workshop March 2. Artist Dario Robleto, whose work is featured this spring at St. Louis’ Laumeier Sculpture Park, will screen and discuss his recently completed first film March 4.

Other highlights will include talks by artists Maya Muchawsky Parnas (March 23) and Hope Ginsburg (April 1) and architects Wiel Arets (March 28), Fuensanta Nieto (April 7), Marina Tabassum (April 11), and Thomas Phifer (April 18).

Spring 2022 speakers
February 3: Architecture studio H ARQUITECTES / February 4: Architect Yasmin Vobis / February 9: Artist Lisa Lapinski / February 17: Artist and designer Brian Richter / February 22: Architect Tatiana Bilbao / Ferbuary 23: Artist Robyn O’Neil / February 25: Architects Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu / March 2: Architect Oliver Schulze / March 4: Artist Dario Robleto / March 7: Artist Chitra Ganesh / March 23: Artist Maya Muchawsky Parnas / March 26: Artist Nicole Miller / March 28: Architect Wiel Arets / March 31: Scholar Anne Anlin Cheng / April 1: Artist Hope Ginsburg / April 7: Architect Fuensanta Nieto / April 11: Architect Marina Tabassum / April 18: Architect Thomas Phifer.

All events are free and open to the public. Visit the Sam Fox School website for individual event details.

*Image descriptions: [1] A site plan sketch and conceptual collage by Tatiana Bilbao for On Olive, the three and a half acre residential development in midtown St. Louis. [4] Panigram Eco Resort & Spa. [8] Rendering for the 900-seat TR Warszawa Theatre in Warsaw, Poland.

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