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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 is among the University of Michigan's most illustrious alumni. He is remembered for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust in the later stages of World War II. In January 1945, Soviet authorities detained Wallenberg in Budapest, and for years his fate has remained unknown. In October of 2016, after a representative of the Wallenberg family pleaded with the Swedish government to issue a death certificate for him, Sweden declared Raoul Wallenberg dead, seventy-one years after his disappearance.

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. 

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

2020 - Michael Kimmelman
2019 - Eyal Weizman
2018 - Ann Lui and Mimi Zeiger
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

 
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