Baumer Series, Brandon Clifford

Brandon Clifford, Associate Professor at MIT and Director of Matter Design, will deliver the first lecture in the Autumn 2022 Baumer Series.


Sep 14, 2022



Knowlton Hall, Gui Auditorium
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Brandon Clifford is a time traveler who develops creative approaches to the world’s most pressing problems. He identifies contemporary blind spots by mining ancient knowledge that holds resonance with topics of today. Brandon is the director and co-founder of Matter Design and an associate professor at MIT. Brandon received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech.

In 2011-12 he was the Howard E. LeFevre ’29 Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School. Brandon is a designer and researcher and is the recipient of the American Academy in Rome Prize, a TED Fellowship, the SOM Prize, the Design Biennial Boston Award, and the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers. His most recent authored work The Cannibal’s Cookbook brings ancient knowledge into contemporary practice. His work at Matter Design is focused on re-directing architectural research through spectacle and mysticism. Clifford’s speculative built works continue to disrupt common practices and challenge default solutions.