Speaker Series

Upcoming Speakers

There are no upcoming talks at this time.


About our Speaker Series

The Department of Art & Design hosts several visiting and local speakers annually. The Visual Art & Design Forum (VADF) is a speaker series for scholars, creative researchers, artists, and designers to discuss their projects with the University of Alberta community. Presentation formats vary widely, from the traditional lecture to dynamic panel discussions.


Previous Speakers

2022 Winter

  • 24 March 2022, Howie Tsui: "Artist Talk"
  • 10 March 2022, Panel discussion with Aijie Shi, Anran Tu, Yi Liu, and Yiyin Xue: "The Double Life of Objects: Nature, Nation, Narratives and Their Material Incarnations in Twentieth-Century China"
  • 09 March 2022, Cinthia Sifa Mulanga: "Artist Talk"
  • 17 February 2022, Juliana Cerqueira Leite: "Public Lecture"
  • 03 February 2022, Heather Leier: "Public Lecture"

2021 Fall

2021 Winter

  • 25 March 2021, Lisa Silverman: "Rethinking Jewish Space in Vienna before 1938"
  • 04 March 2021, Jackson 2bears: "Studio and Research Practices"
  • 11 February 2021, Ellen Lupton and Bon Ku: "Health Design Thinking"
  • 28 January 2021, Christina Battle: "Studio Practice"

2020 Fall

2020 Winter

2019 Fall

2019 Winter

2018 Fall

2018 Winter

2017 Fall

2017 Winter

2016 Fall