Solo Exhibit by Torkwase Dyson opening at Cooper

Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

From March 26th through April 25th artist Torkwas Dyson will present his solo exhibition entitled I Can Drink the Distance at the The Cooper Union’s Gallery at 41 Cooper SquareDyson is the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union. The exhibition “considers how the body unifies, balances, and arranges itself to move through built environments. Attuned to the shape patterns of industry—from the history of global trade to contemporary colonization and extraction—Dyson thinks through the various ways humans oppose the violence of these synergistic systems with methods of improvisation and spatial planning.” More on the exhibition HERE.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dyson will give a lecture on Tuesday, April 2, in the The Cooper Union’s Great Hall, more info HERE.

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Last chance to catch ‘Drawing Codes’ in NYC

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union show closes this coming Saturday, February 23rd. It will then travel to the University of Virginia, where it will open on March 18! (see poster below).

Photo: Lea Bertucci / The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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NADER AT THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ON MONDAY

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

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DRAWING CODES EXHIBIT AT COOPER

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union’s Irwin s. Chanin School of Architecure along with California College of the Arts Digital Craft Lab is hosting the second volume of ‘Drawing Codes’ beginning on January 22nd and running through February 23rd in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, NYC, 2nd Floor. A gallery roundtable will be held on Tuesday, January 29th with a reception following.

Curated by Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus, participants include; Benjamin Aranda & Chris Lasch; Bradley Cantrell & Emma Mendel; Sean Canty; Madeline Gannon; Howeler + Yoon; MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY; Ibañez Kim; IwamotoScott Architecture; Stephanie Lin; V. Mitch McEwen; MILLIØNS (Zeina Koreitem & John May); Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll; MOS (Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample); Catie Newell; Tsz Yan Ng; William O’Brien Jr.; Outpost Office; Heather Roberge; Jenny Sabin; SPORTS; John Szot; T+E+A+M; Nader Tehrani; and Maria Yablonina.

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HENRY COBB AT COOPER TONIGHT

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

TONIGHT AT 7PM IN COOPER’S GREAT HALL – – PANEL: THE PREDICAMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

A panel with explore Henry Cobb’s discussion of the predicament of architecture through his recently published book Words & Works 1948-2018. The panel includes Cobb, Nader Tehrani, Preston Scott Cohen, Elizabeth Diller and Marion Weiss.

“On the one hand, it is impossible for architecture to ignore the ethical obligation stemming from the fact that buildings are intended to be useful. On the other hand, it is fatal for architecture to become trapped in the condition of being merely useful. From the ethical perspective, architecture is contaminated by its art status, while from the artistic perspective, it is contaminated by its use status. Yet this is precisely what makes our art so important in the culture: Every work of architecture is inescapably enmeshed in the systems of power and standards of ethical conduct from which its art status demands with equal insistence that it be liberated. The reconciliation of these seemingly irreconcilable demands precisely defines, in my view, the ultimate task of the architect.” – Henry Cobb

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York. Tickets required.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street.

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TOMMOROW AT COOPER: SYMPOSIUM: THESIS NOW

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Hannah Wang

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Laurie Hawkinson, “Cinetrain,” Thesis 1982-83. Faculty John Hedjuk, Anthony Candido, Peter Eisenman, Donald Wall, and Regi Weile.

Organized to address the agency, relevance, and history of the thesis studio in architecture curricula, Thesis Now is divided in three sessions moderated by Hayley Eber, Nader Tehrani and Eva Franch Gilabert:

  • Session 1 | 9:30 AM | Agency and Legacy will examine the value thesis carries both in and beyond the academic experience.
    Participants include: Andrew Kovacs, Caroline O’Donnell, Bryan Young, Deborah Garcia, Zenia Koreitem.
  • Session 2 | 11:30 AM | Research will focus on the various forms and roles played in structuring a thesis. This session asks each participant to explore the newly available Digital Access Project, a digital database of theses completed at The Cooper Union between 1966–2003. The presentations will center on topics or findings derived from researching the archive, and will be limited to 10 minutes each, followed by a moderated discussion.
    Participants include: Jimenez Lai, Bryony Roberts, Farzin Lotfi-Jam and Arindam Dutta.
  • Session 3 | 1:45 PM | Pedagogy will integrate and expand on the material presented in a moderated discussion addressing shifting ideas shaping thesis curricula and pedagogy today.
    Participants include: Joan Ockman, Scott Colman, Stan Allen, Cristina Goberna, and Andrew Holder.
  • A reception will follow the symposium in the Gelman Foyer.

This symposium is organized by Michael Young and Igor Bragado.

Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am -5:00pm at the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square. The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space. More info and registration HERE.

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HASHIM SARKIS: CYANOMETRICS AT COOPER TOMORROW

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Hannah Wang

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

Hashim Sarkis will lecture tomorrow, Friday Nov. 30th, at The Cooper Union. The lecture will be held at 6:30pm in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets). More info HERE.

Byblos Blue Installation, Valparaiso Biennale, 2017. Photo by Daniella Samira Maamari.

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TONIGHT AT COOPER: CECIL BALMOND: SOFT LOGIC, SERIAL OUTCOMES

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

“An internationally renowned artist, architect and engineer, Cecil Balmond OBE, is widely considered to be one of the most significant creators of his generation. Balmond transcends the conventional boundaries of discipline, working in the crossover between art and science. In this dynamic area, he has re-invented the very concept of space, transforming the meaning of geometry, form and structure.”

Tonight from 6:30pm – 9:00pm Cecil Balmond with lecture in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square. The event is free and open to the public and is approved for 1.5 LU | HSW Continuing Education Credits. More info and registration HERE.

 

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NADER MODERATING THE THE WILLIAM COOPER MACK THESIS FELLOWSHIP LECTURE TONIGHT

Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

William Cooper Mack, Of Anisotropic Matrices – Thesis, 2005-06

The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Lecture: Digital Materiality in Architecture is being presented at The Cooper Union tonight with lecturers Meejin Yoon and Fabio Gramzio. Nader and Michael Young will moderate. The lecture will be held in The Great Hall in the Foundation Building at 7 East 7th Street. While you’re there, make sure to stop by the current exhibition,  Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical, currently on display in the Arthur A. Houghton Gallery!

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE.

“The work of Fabio Gramazio and Meejin Yoon both draw on digital and computational intelligence through their research and built body of work,” notes Dean Nader Tehrani. “Gramazio’s work, under the banner of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH has effectively defined the many ways in which formal, spatial, and material practices have been transformed by digital protocols, using their laboratory as a test bed for novel and unprecedented fabrication explorations, working with both traditional materials and invented composites. Meejin Yoon’s work, in contrast, was launched at MIT under the banner of MY studio, and subsequently in collaboration with Höweler Yoon studios, with a research focused on interactive technologies, imaging all the ways in which physical spaces can be augmented through sensory technologies that make for intelligent and responsive environments. Now after more than a decade of research, the two bodies of work converge as digital technologies come into conversation with other disciplines, among them physics, biology, and other sciences. In a dynamic and active field, as architects who share an intense commitment to practice and research, both also share an imagination about how our pedagogies will be impacted by technologies that stand to alter our understanding of both representational and generative thinking.”

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Cooper Architecture in Puerto Rico

Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

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Architecture students from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union recently traveled to Puerto Rico to practice an in-depth approach to solution-based design. In collaboration with professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, students from Cooper and UPR challenged themselves through an intensive programmatic tour of the island, emphasizing a need for housing. A shortage of housing is chronic to the island, and was further exacerbated by the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The advent of the hurricane offered an opportunity to engage in a social project that could make both immediate and long-term contributions to the island, but also to the discipline.” -Nader Tehrani

Students studied housing from diverse perspectives, ranging from a lack of promised pharmaceutical jobs preventing economic advancement in San Juan, to homemade techniques of preventing soil erosion thorough buried layers of fabric. Back in New York, students used their research to re-imagine the relationship between systemic factors in housing and propose location-specific designs.

To learn more about architecture students at Cooper and their work in Puerto Rico click HERE.

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