The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 Lecture Series. With speakers hailing from across the globe, this semester’s lineup represents an exciting range of contemporary voices and international perspectives. Featuring a new, dynamic slate of speakers each semester, the School of Architecture’s lecture series plays an integral role in fulfilling the school’s commitment to fostering lively intellectual curiosity and the open exchange of ideas.
Starting Monday, January 25 and continuing throughout the semester, lecturers representing a broad cross-section of cultural practices—including Pritzker Prize Laureates, video game designers, filmmakers, and beyond—will present talks that push the traditional boundaries of the design disciplines, address some of society’s most pressing challenges, and help us reimagine the relationship between ourselves design and the world around us.
Guest lecturers in the series include: Nathalie de Vries, Patricia Urquiola, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, Débora Mesa, Alberto Kalach, Flemming Rafn, Paola Antonelli, Kibwe Tavares, Jose Sanchez, and Piergianna Mazzocca.
All lectures are free and open to the public and will be conducted virtually via Zoom. All lectures will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. All lectures will take place at 12:30 PM unless noted otherwise.
Monday, January 25th
Founder | MVRDV | Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Monday, February 1st
Founder | Studio Urquiola | Milan, Italy
Wednesday, February 3rd
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
Co-founders | Grafton Architects | Dublin, Ireland
Monday, February 8th
Founder | Ensamble Studio | Madrid, Spain
Monday, February 22nd
Founder | Taller de Arquitectura X | Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, February 24th
Founder | Tredje Natur | Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, March 10th
Senior Curator | MoMA | New York City, New York
Wednesday, April 7th
Founder | Factory Fifteen | London, UK
Wednesday, April 14th
Director | Plethora-Project, U. Michigan | Detroit, Michigan
Monday, April 19th
Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow | UTSOA | Austin, TX