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Raoul Wallenberg Lecture at Taubman College

The Raoul Wallenberg Lecture was initiated in 1971 by Sol King, a former classmate of Wallenberg's. An endowment was established in 1976 for an annual lecture to be offered in Raoul's honor on the theme of architecture as a humane social art.

Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch '35), rescuer of tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, is among the University of Michigan's most illustrious alumni. On the centenary of his birth, the University of Michigan, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Consulate General of Detroit presented an exhibition that told the story of a young Swede and U-M alumnus whose choices in life made him an immortal hero. In January 1945 Soviet authorities detained Wallenberg in Budapest; his fate remains unknown.

The following distinguished architects and historians have been invited to present the Wallenberg lectures at Taubman College.

2017 - Michael Murphy
2016 - Rahul Mehrotra
2015 - Daniel Libeskind
2014 - Michael Graves
2013 - Ingrid Carlberg 
2012 - David Adjaye
2011 -
Alejandro Zaero Polo
2010 - Richard Sennett
2009 - Alejandro Aravena
2007 - Dan Solomon
2006 - Hal Foster
2005 - Donlyn Lyndon
2004 - Saskia Sassen
2001 -
Rafael Moneo
2000 - Michael Benedikt
1999 - Kenneth Frampton
1998 - Richard Sennett
1997 - Michael Sorkin
1996 - Vincent Scully
1995 - Daniel Libeskind
1994 - Jorge Silvettt
1993 - James Ingo Freed
1992 - Denise Scott Brown
1991 - Joseph Esherick
1990 - Elizabeth Hollander
1989 - J. Max Bond, Jr.
1988 - Spiro Kostof
1987 - Joseph Rykwert
1985 - Grady Clay
1984 - Charles Correa
1983 - Edmund Bacon
1981 - Carl Levin
1979 - James Marston Fitch
1978 - Jacob Bakema
1976 - Rudolf Arnheim
1975 - Reyner Banham
1973 - Eric Larabee

1972 - Gunnar Birkets
1971 - Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Exhibitions

Raoul Wallenberg Exhibition