All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Art + Architecture Building McCarty Auditorium (room 109) unless otherwise posted. All lectures will be streamed live, and are available for continuing education credit. The films will be shown at 8:00 p.m. The corresponding exhibits will be featured in Gallery 103, which is visible from the atrium of the building.
Feb. 3 | Nader Tehrani | “Catalytic Structures: Transformed Types”
Feb. 21 | Lawrence Scarpa | “Latent Potentials”
Mar. 24 | Eva Franch i Gilabert | ”Towards a Theory of Earliness”
Mar. 31 | General Shale Lecture: Mack Scogin and Merill Elam | “Carniful the Ugliful”
Films occur in McCarty Auditorium, 109, at 8:00 p.m.
Jan 15 | Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions (1997) Leonard Feinstein
Jan 29 | Rivers and Tides (2002) Thomas Riedelsheimer
Feb 12 | Beauty is Embarrassing (2012) Neil Berkeley
Feb 26 | Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Banksy
Mar 12 | Manufactured Landscapes (2007) Jennifer Baichwal
Apr 9 | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) Alison Klayman
Several exhibits are sponsored as part of the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series, including by lecturers Julie Beckman and Lawrence Scarpa. Others include explorations into our programs abroad in Rome and Finland, a look at the work of urban planner Stroud Watson, and “Printed Kites: Flying Portfolio,” an exhibit of the School of Art. Please visit the exhibitions page for more details.
All of our lectures are recorded and streamed. There are several years of documented lectures. View these resources by clicking below.
On Tuesday, November 5 there was a panel discussion on collage held in the Ewing Gallery. Panelists included Deb Shmerler, associate professor of graphic design; Brian Ambroziak, associate professor of architecture; Pavel Zoubok, founder of the International Collage Center; Andrew McLellan, project manager at Weber Fox Murphy in Charlotte; and Jennifer Shields, visiting assistant professor at the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. Shields recently completed her first book, Collage and Architecture. WATCH the discussion
Church Lecture Series Celebrates 40 Years
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at UT as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the series. Its first speaker was Louis Kahn, one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He gave his last public lecture on February 5,…Read More »
UT Film Series Continues Legacy as Design Education Resource
The film series of the UT College of Architecture and Design will showcase several documentaries about artists and designers this month through April. Free and open to the public, the films begin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. On January 29, there will be a…Read More »
Collage Exhibit to Feature Work by Renowned Architect Richard Meier
Richard Meier, one of the world’s most celebrated architects, will exhibit his artwork this fall at UT’s Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, alongside collages selected from the International Collage Center. The exhibits, “Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works” and “Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center” will open with a 6:30 p.m. reception on Monday,…Read More »
Lecture by Founder and CEO of Furniture Design Studio, Blu Dot
John Christakos, founder and CEO of innovative furniture company, Blu Dot, will present “Design from the Inside Out.” Collaboration is central to Blu Dot’s design process, which strives “to bring good design to as many people as possible.” Christakos will talk about his company’s inventive use of materials, playful sensibility, and fabrication and assembly strategies….Read More »
Award-Winning Spanish Architect Iñaqui Carnicero to Lecture
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series will welcome Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero on Friday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. A webcast of the event will occur at https://tiny.utk.edu/church-lectures. Carnicero’s lecture, “Second Hand Spaces” will examine his projects, showcasing the relationship between…Read More »