Anthony Morey free lecture

Friday Febuary 3rd at 4 p.m. in Richards Hall 15.


For this lecture, “Storm in a Teacup. Back to questions, back to fragments,” Morey will look at the power of insanity, mischievousness, chaos, sense of loss and a little fantasy to speculate what it means to think, see and create in the current state of the architecture discipline. The lecture will discuss the opportunities of a non-originary architecture/language that is dependent on the power of miscommunication and translation as a means to view oneself and the world from varied vantage points in the aim of achieving a constant layering of delayed purity.

In addition to being this semester’s Hyde Chair, Morey is a Los Angeles based theorist, designer and curator. His interests reside in speculative research and architectural projects. Morey’s work is invested in writing and research in relation to the tensions between text, psychology and image.

Through his research studio YnotWorkshop and partnership in the architectural Office INmo, Morey has been able to investigate and bring to life various pursuits in the creative discipline through such mediums as exhibitions, installations and writings.

Morey is a co-founder of One Night Stand LA, an ongoing curation experiment in cultural representation along with its journal, Morning After. He is also a co-founder of MASKS the Journal, a publication founded while at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design that particularly focuses on the rifts between the subconscious and conscious tensions in the creative arts and the various tangencies within them.

Morey has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design, along with being a visiting critic at Pratt, Woodbury, Cal Poly and the University of Miami. His work has been shown in various cities such as Paris, New York, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles; and his writings are widely published.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Lawrence McFarland

Apr. 20, 2017 at 5:30pm. Richards Hall room 15.


Lawrence McFarland is professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), where he taught from 1985 until 2013.

McFarland received his B.F.A. in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1973 and in 1976 he received his M.F.A. in art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he was awarded the Woods Fellowship. Upon his graduation from Nebraska, McFarland was selected as one of nine photographers to publish his work in “Kansas Album,” by James Enyeart and Terry Evans. Since that time he has received numerous awards and honors including three National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships over three decades, (1978-79, 1984-85, and 1990-91).

McFarland concentrates on landscape photography and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has work on several documentary projects including “Dine’tah – Hajiinei” which was focused on protecting the traditional homeland of the Navajo tribe.

McFarland is known for his creative activity, his teaching, and his service to the field of photography. Blue Sky Gallery, in Portland, Oregon, recently published a monograph of McFarland’s panoramic photographs of the American West.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: David Lobdell

Apr. 13, 2017 at 5:30pm. Richards Hall room 15.


David Lobdell is a Professor of Fine Art and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at New Mexico Highlands University. He was born and raised in southwest Louisiana, and he earned his MFA from the University of Notre Dame in 1982. He was founding president, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Western Cast Iron Art Alliance. His interests are in thermal processes that include ceramics, metal working and performance works that incorporate fire.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. She believes that design is a broad, open practice that welcomes everyone, from toddlers to type nerds. She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Recent exhibitions include Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (with Andreas Lipps), How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, and Type on Screen. Her next book, Design Is Storytelling, will be published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017. Lupton earned her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1985.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Lecturer: Caroline Sturdy Colls

Apr. 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Richards Hall room 15.


Caroline Sturdy Colls, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University. She is also the Research Lead of the Centre of Archaeology at the same institution.

She led the first forensic archaeological investigation at Treblinka extermination and labor camps (Poland). In August 2015, she installed a new permanent exhibition at the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka entitled “Finding Treblinka.” She has led forensic archaeological investigations at several other Holocaust sites across Europe, including in Adampol (Poland), Bergen-Belsen (Germany), Semlin (Serbia) and Alderney (Great Britain). She is the author of numerous publications concerning forensic and Holocaust archaeology. Her most recent volume “Holocaust Archaeologies: Approaches and Future Directions” was published by Springer in 2015.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Rob Forbes

Mar. 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Richards Hall room 15.


Rob Forbes has been a ceramic artist, professor, author, publisher, photographer, and business entrepreneur. He has held executive positions at numerous retail companies, but is best known as the founder of Design Within Reach (1998) and PUBLIC Bikes (2009).

Design Within Reach pioneered many changes that have become mainstream today: Internet retailing of modern design, design blogging, transparent pricing, and a focus on designers themselves. PUBLIC bikes has a similar business model with a mission to bring design awareness to our public urban spaces and to our civic lives.

Rob Forbes has received numerous awards and public recognition for his advocacy of art, design, and urbanism and serves on several boards in the nonprofit sector. He recently authored See for Yourself published by Chronicle Books, a visual study and search for beauty in our everyday world.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Robert Bubp

Mar. 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Richards Hall room 15.


Robert Bubp has participated in over 60 solo, two-person, and group exhibitions across the U.S. and Europe, including community-based installations at the Indianapolis Art Center, Salina Art Center in Salina, KS., and Kspace Contemporary in Corpus Christi, TX. Bubp’s work is held in numerous collections, and is permanently on view at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS.

Robert Bubp has been the recipient of several awards for artwork, teaching, and scholarship, including the 2005 Kansas Artist Fellowship for Interdisciplinary or Performance Art from the Kansas Arts Commission; the 2009 Excellence in Creative Activity Award at Wichita State University; and the College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006 and 2015. Bubp’s current research explores traditions and local politics of street vending.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Allison Grant

Feb. 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Richards Hall room 15.


Allison Grant is a Chicago-based artist, educator, and curator. She received an MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004.

Works by Grant have been exhibited at venues such as Azimuth Projects, Chicago; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati. Her works are held in public collections at Columbia College Chicago; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and 4h Culture, Seattle. Grant teaches in the Photography and the Art & Art History departments at Columbia College Chicago.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Lecturer: Susanne Meurer

Jan. 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Richards Hall room 15.

Susanne Meurer is an assistant professor of Early Modern European Art at the University of Western Australia in Perth. She received her PhD from the University of London and held post-doctoral fellowships at the Warburg Institute in London and the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-??Planck Institute) in Florence prior to her move to Australia. She is currently an Eleanor M. Garvey Fellow in Printing and Graphic Arts at Harvard’s Houghton Library.

Her research project at Harvard focuses on the intersection of printmaking and calligraphy in the work of the early sixteenth-century writer Johann Neudörffer the Elder. Susanne is currently writing a book on Neudörffer’s manuscript notes on artists and craftsmen active in Nuremberg in Dürer’s lifetime. Dating back to her work as a print cataloguer for the British Museum, Susanne also has a strong interest in the history of printmaking.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Aaron Morse

Jan. 19, 2017 at 5:30. Richards Hall room 15


Aaron Morse was born in Tucson, Arizona, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA in 1996 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and his MFA in 1998 from the University of Cincinnati. Solo exhibitions include those at ACME., Los Angeles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016); Guild and Greyshkul, New York (2006, 2008); Country Club/Rafacz Gallery, Chicago (2012); and the Hammer Museum of Art, University of California, Los Angeles (2008). Morse’s work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2010); the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2008); the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California (2004); the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2004, 2012); and the Hammer Museum of Art, University of California, Los Angeles (2003). His work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.