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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Introduces “Taliesin Next” Speaker Series in Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Feb 22, 2018

As Frank Lloyd Wright’s enduring legacy continues to influence innovators to create a more beautiful and sustainable world, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation introduces Taliesin Next, a new speaker series that explores how Wright’s legacy can inform the future. The speakers of Taliesin Next present their ideas through a variety of perspectives as diverse as the great architect’s multifaceted legacy.

“As we embrace the rich history of innovation and social good at Taliesin and Taliesin West, we also explore what this can mean for our future,” said Foundation President and CEO Stuart Graff. “With Taliesin Next, we’re inviting the community into this conversation about how to live and build better.”

Over the course of seven weeks, speakers—beginning with Graff—will travel from the past to the future of Wright’s legacy through topics such as the quest for sustainability, Wright’s interchange with Japan, and understanding how our cognitive experience of the built environment shapes our lives. Most talks will take place in Taliesin West’s Music Pavilion, complementing the School of Architecture at Taliesin’s lecture series.

“With this array of discussions hosted by both the School and the Foundation, we’re thrilled to welcome the community to Taliesin West, Wright’s desert laboratory, for engaging, forward-looking dialogue,” Graff said.

Taliesin Next Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule 
  • February 27 – Organic Architecture and the Sustaining Ecosystem,
    • Stuart Graff
  • March 6 -Natural Mimicry and the Quest for Sustainability
    • Matthew Salenger, Austin Trautman, Eric Watson
  • March 14 – In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Interchange with Japan
    • Ken Oshima
  • March 21 – How the Built Environment Shapes our Lives
    • Sarah Williams Goldhagen
  • March 24 -Why Historic Houses Matter: Part 2 (In collaboration with Modern Phoenix)
    • Stuart Graff
  •  March 28 – “An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House” Screening and Q&A
    • Tom Desch
  • April 4 – The Stones of Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Petroglyphs of Paradise Valley
    • Kathryn Leonard and Aaron Wright
  • April 11 – Preserving the Future: Conserving the Values of a Living Institution
    • Fred Prozzillo
  • April 24 – AZ H2O + Art
    • Jim Ballinger
  • April 25 – Arizona Storytellers
    • Megan Finnerty and Catherine Reagor
  • May 2 – Documenting Wright
    • Jeff Goodman

An up-to-date schedule of speakers, as well as event updates and information on reserving tickets, is available at

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