Sam Fox School fall Public Lecture Series

Events begin Sept. 14 with architect Liu Xiaodu; Sept. 19 with artist Dario Robleto

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.
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.

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 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Robleto will deliver the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

The talk, part of the school’s fall Public Lecture Series, is one of 13 presentations this semester by nationally and internationally known artists, architects, curators and designers.

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

The series will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14, with architect Liu Xiaodu, principal and cofounder of URBANUS Architecture & Design. Other highlights will include visit celebrated visual artist, and Sam Fox alumnus, Laylah Ali (Oct. 13); landscape architect Nancy Owens (Oct. 10); legendary illustrator Seymour Chwast (Oct. 24); and architects Amale Andraos (Oct. 20) and Philippe Rahm (Nov. 9).

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

Steinberg Hall is located near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards, immediately adjacent to Givens Hall and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. For more information, call 314-935-9300 or visit samfoxschool.wustl.edu.

Fall 2016 speakers

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Liu Xiaodu
Principal and cofounder, URBANUS Architecture & Design
Abend Family Lecture

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

Monday, Sept. 26
Martino Stierli
Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design,
Museum of Modern Art
Harris Armstrong Fund Lecture
* Reception at 6 p.m. in the Kemper Art Museum.

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

Monday, Oct. 10
Nancy Owens
Principal, Nancy Owens Studio LLC
* Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

Layla Ali, "Untitled (Acephalous series)," 2015. Gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 40 x 51 inches. © Laylah Ali, Images courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Layla Ali, “Untitled (Acephalous series),” 2015. Gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 40 x 51 inches. © Laylah Ali. Image courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.

Thursday, Oct. 13
Laylah Ali
Artist
In conjunction with the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship 25th Anniversary Celebration

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

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

Friday, Oct. 21
Thorsten Deckler
Principal, 26’10 south Architects
Informal Cities Workshop Lecture

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

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

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

Jade Eco Park, 2011-2017. Philippe Rahm architectes, mosbach paysagistes, and Ricky Liu & Associates.
Jade Eco Park, 2011-2017. Philippe Rahm architectes, mosbach paysagistes, and Ricky Liu & Associates.

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