LECTURES AND EVENTS

Thursday, September 21 , 2017
Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052
 

Storefront for Art and Architecture will launch the New York Architecture Book Fair with a day-long event that assembles seminal voices to present and discuss the making of architecture and books in The Great Hall. The event brings together major figures in the discipline and profession to reflect upon the last thirty five years of architecture and book production, and to evaluate the missing volumes of a history in the writing.

Confirmed participants include Diana Agrest, Stan Allen, Amale Andraos, Harry Cobb, Peggy Deamer, Elizabeth Diller, Steven Holl, Sanford Kwinter, Thom Mayne, Daniel Libeskind, Joan Ockman, Spyridon Papapetros, Brett Steele, Nader Tehrani, Bernard Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, Rafael Viñoly, Mark Wigley, and James Wines.

Each speaker will present an architecture book published in the last thirty five years that they consider to be fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a "book yet to be written."

As part of the event, Storefront will present BOOKS-NOW, a selection of signed architecture books published over the last year. Books will be on sale at a special discounted rate.

This conference is presented in partnership with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Read more about this event and the New York Architecture Book Fair here.

Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited access on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront and individuals affiliated with The Cooper Union can RSVP. To become a member of Storefront, see here .

The Architectural League 2017 Student Program
 
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
 
The League's annual program for architecture students offers an inside look at the architectural profession. The program highlights the varied and creative career paths open to graduates of architecture schools.  The day includes a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of dynamic young architects, afternoon studio tours at some of the city's most interesting firms, and an end of the day reception at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

Studio visits to: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, SHoP Architects, Snøhetta, Leong Leong, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, KPF, Perkins+Will, Rockwell Group, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Studio Gang.

Panelists include: Josh de Sousa (Hou de Sousa), Jean Brownhill, AR '00 (Sweeten), and Adamo Garritano (SHoP)

The day begins at
Cornell AAP
26 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Fee is waived for the first 10 Cooper Union student participants. For more information and to register, contact Catarina Flaksman at: flaksman@archleague.org

Film Screening | Point 0: Architects in the Making
 

A film by Christina Condak

In collaboration with Toxic Dreams (Yosi Wanunu and Michael Stromann)

POINT 0 is an oral history film done with a twist: architects reflect on their initiations into the culture of architecture education in a kind of ritual performance. Asked to recall vivid memories and relevant experiences from their education, they perform a few physical actions and tell their stories. Although filmed in front of a neutral background, specificities quickly emerge: a wide range of responses are juxtaposed, revealing essential preoccupations within three generations of architects. This is not just text as information: you see the person and you hear their story.

This film is a special collaboration between an architect and a theater team, which led to its unique quality. It is accessible to anyone interested in making and thinking.

Christina Condak holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and a Bachelor of Architecture from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, with an award from the New York Society of Architects upon graduation in 1994. Born in Manhattan, she lives and teaches architectural design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 1997. She was a visiting design professor at Cornell University in 2002-03 and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Malaquais in 2016-17. Condak shares a small architecture practice,Nurarchitektur (i.e. simply architecture), with Peter Leeb in Vienna since 1997. For her, Nurarchitekturmeans that one can address any problem through the artistic discipline of architecture, which is an attitude of making and searching.

Toxic Dreams is a Vienna based experimental performance company known for creating numerous original dramatic works. Founded in 1997 by Kornelia Kilga (producer) and Yosi Wanunu (director) the group is an ensemble based company, with artists from various disciplines who make work for theatre, dance, performance, and video and digital media. Michael Strohmann, a musician and sound engineer, is also a member of the company.

To view the trailer for POINT 0 click here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Daniel Libeskind, AR '70: From Zero to Infinity
 

An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód'z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind's practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.

In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has an European partner office based in Zürich, Switzerland.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve a space  here.

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
The Diane Lewis Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space

Close friends and colleagues of Diane Lewis AR '76 have established an endowed travel fellowship in her memory. The Diane Lewis AR'76 Memorial Architecture Travel Fellowship: In Search of Civic Space will be awarded to Cooper Union architecture students for summer travel between their fourth and fifth years. Students will be expected to focus on a major reoccurring architectural theme of great importance to Professor Lewis - defining and designing 'Civic Space.' 

Prof. Lewis once said, "The most exciting work of the architect is to understand the city as a work of art. It's the idea of advocating great civic space as the work of artists, architects and engineers together, which I believe is the original motive of this school." We encourage you to support her vision and continue her legacy with a memorial gift. 

To donate by check, please:
   * Make it payable to The Cooper Union
   * Note on the memo line "Diane Lewis Memorial Fund" 
   * Mail it to the attention of Jennifer Durst, Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, 
      The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Square 8th floor, New York, NY 10003

To donate securely online by credit card, please visit here and note in the box for "Other gifts" that you wish to direct your contribution to the "Diane Lewis Memorial Fund."

If you have any questions, please email development@cooper.edu or call (212) 353-4104.

To view Dean Nader Tehrani's letter to the community honoring Diane, visit here.

Image courtesy of Anita Seiff. 

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW   

CALL FOR PAPERS | European Architectural History Network Tallinn 2018 Each paper should take no more than 20 minutes to present. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be made in the presented paper. Deadline: September 30, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibition of Mathematical Art to be held January 10-13 in San Diego, California will host well over five thousand professional mathematicians and it is an excellent opportunity to get your work seen by people who appreciate it. Deadline: October 15, 2017. Learn More...


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 2018 Berkeley Prize: Applying the Social Art of Architecture The Berkeley Prize Competition was established in 1998, made possible by a generous gift of Judith Lee Stronach to the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. There are two ways of competing, an essay competition and a travel fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Learn More...

OPEN CALL | Arquine Competition No. 20: MEXTROPOLI PAVILLION 2018 The Arquine International Architecture Competition calls for design and build proposals for a public installation that generates civic architectural interactions. Deadline: January 12, 2018. Learn More...
DEADLINE APPROACHING   

DESIGN COMPETITION | The 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, we're seeking your creative concepts for what a new 'Parkway' could be in a dense and developed 21st century city, connecting neighborhoods with nearby natural and cultural resources. Deadline: September 28, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR PRESENTERS | OAA Annual Conference: Continuing Education The Ontario Association of Architects invites individuals or organizations to invite presenters to submit proposals for Continuing Education sessions to be considered for the 2018 OAA Conference: Bold by Design. Deadline: September 29, 2017.  Learn More...
ONGOING

DESIGN CONTEST | Waterproof: Palazzo Ca' Tron The aim of the contest is to create a link between the world of design and production, and stimulate innovative solutions that start from the knowledge and from the eventual customization of materials used for the project. This is a redevelopment project that must consider the multiple functions that are attributed to the Palazzo Ca' Tron. Deadline: October 20, 2017. Learn More... 

DESIGN COMPETITION | arch out loud: Nuclear Landmarker for a Waste Isolation Site asks competitors to design a marker or marker system to deter inadvertent human intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The purpose of the marker is to communicate with future generations that transuranic waste is buried within a repository at the facility. Deadline: October 21, 2017. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | UNFUSE: The Black Taj is prompted by the possibility that a second mausoleum across the Taj Mahal was supposed to exist, how would build it?  Deadline: October 29, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Transient Spaces is a publication project originated at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture by faculty members whose research and studio practices engage with the themes of transiency, activism and dwelling in contexts of impermanence and crisis, where the demand for belonging and community building challenges the agency of design and our roles as architects and educators. The publication will include work of artists, scholars, students, architects, engineers and actors from humanitarian support mechanisms. Abstracts deadline: September 15, 2017. Contribution deadline: October 30, 2017. Learn More...

IDEAS COMPETITION | SHELTER 48: Emergency Life-Support Design For this challenge, Eleven Magazine focuses on natural disasters by looking at the concept and definition of shelter in their immediate aftermath and posing the question: how can architecture and design help protect, shelter and save lives when they strike? Deadline: November 11, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Art Intervention on the Perimeter of the new Eaux-Vives Station in Geneva The City of Geneva, through its Contemporary Art Fund, is organizing a two-round competition to create one (or several) art intervention(s) in connection with the construction of a new area within the Eaux-Vives district. Submit entries by email. Deadline: November 13, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Amps Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity aims to stimulate critical debate about the standard practices dominating the built environment seeking perspectives from architects, urban designers, planners, artists, human geographers, sociologists, media specialists and more. Deadline: December 5, 2017. Learn More...

DESIGN-BUILD CHALLENGE | Reinventing the African Mud House Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects, engineers and innovators to use their creativity to come up with modern mud types for rural Africa. The challenge is to design and build a sample component of a vocational school of arts and design that generates electricity by use of renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar photovoltaic, geothermal heat, water, biomass or another type. Email your portfolio and CV to info@nkafoundation.org. Deadline: December 12, 2017. Learn More... 

STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE | Wege Prize 2017: Creating a Circular Economy challenges teams to leverage their transdisciplinary makeup to collaboratively design and propose a transition from a linear economic model to a circular economic model. Deadline: January 15, 2018. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Ornamental Metal Institute of New York: Design the Next-Generation Facade challenges participants to submit their vision for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being at a tech incubator on the Williamsburg waterfront. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Learn More...

FACULTY NEWS  
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Article | "A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed." THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 8, 2017

Diana Agrest, arc fac | Screening | "The Making of an Avant-Garde" with Diana Agrest, Syracuse University School of Architecture, September 21, 2017, Syracuse, NY

Kevin Bone, arch fac | Participant | Everything Water 3.0: Regional Issues, AIA New York Chapter, Center for Architecture, September 19, 6PM, NYC

Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Arch fac) | Group Exhibition | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16-November 18, NYC

Ultramoderne (Yasmin Vobis, principal, Arch fac) | Group Exhibition | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16- November 18, NYC

Aranda/Lasch (Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac) | Article | "Exhibit Columbus," DOMUS, August 31, 2017

Benjamin Aranda, Arch fac | Speaker | Making Books Now - Columbia GSAPP at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Cultural Center, September 15, 2017, Chicago, IL

Hayley Eber, AR '01/Arch fac | Group Exhibition | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16- November 18, NYC

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Arch fac | Lecture/workshop | Architecture In Formation On The Nature Of Information In Digital Architecture, UCE Universidad Central del Este,  October 2, 2017, San Pedro de Macorís, República Dominicana

Eva Franch, Arch fac | Curator | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16- November 18, NYC

ALUMNI NEWS
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR '79,  Ricardo Scofidio, AR '55/Arch fac emeritus) | Studio Tour | The Architectural League Annual Student Program, September 23, 2017, DS+R studio, NYC | Article | "U.S. Department of State shortlists 26 firms to build embassies worldwide," THE ARCHITECTS' NEWSPAPER, September 8, 2017  | Article | "First Look: Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park Opens in Moscow," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, September 12, 2017 | Article | "U.S Pavilion Announces Exhibitors at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale," SAIC, September 12, 2017 | Article | "U.S. Pavilion Organizers Announce Exhibitors and Associate Curator for the 2018 Venice Biennale," ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, September 12, 2017

Elizabeth Diller, AR '79 | Grand Juror | 2018 RIBA International Prize  | Article | "Elizabeth Diller: one of architecture's most articulate voices," FINANCIAL TIMES, September 15, 2017

I-Beam Design (Suzan Wines, Azin Valy, both AR 90) | Article | "Home Design Guide," NEW YORK magazine

Vladimir Belogolovsky, AR '96 | Curator and Panelist | Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY, September 25, 2017, NYC |  Feature | "Something Other than a Narrative', by Vladimir Belogolovsky," ARQUITECTURA VIVA, September 12, 2017

Linda Taalman, AR '97 | Article | "Groundbreakers 2017: Meet the jury," CURBED.COM, August 31, 2017

Grigori Fateyev, AR '98 | Participant | Garden Dialogues 2017: Artist in Residence, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, September 16, 6PM, Stockbridge, MA

Anthony Titus, AR '98 | Participant | 5x5 Provocative Presentations, Center for Architecture, September 28, 2017, NYC

Jean Brownhill, AR '00 | Panelist | The Architectural League Annual Student Program, September 23, 2017, Cornell AAP, NYC

Spacecutter (Alex Gil, AR '01) | Participant | 5x5 Provocative Presentations, Center for Architecture, September 28, 2017, NYC

Snarkitecture (Alex Mustonen, AR '05, Daniel Arsham, A '03), | Article | "Exhibit Columbus," DOMUS, August 31, 2017

Lydia Xynogala, AR '09 | Group Exhibition | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16- November 18, NYC

Ivan Himanen, AR '10 | Contributor | CLOG X GUNS, 2017

Adam Longenbach, MAR '13 | Article | "The Record of Reality: Corbusier, Google, and the Sixth Façade," THE AVERY REVIEW, No. 25

Juan Carlos Javier, AR '21 | Intern | Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art & Architecture, September 16- November 18, NYC

Julia Maevski, AR '22 | Article |"Incoming 2017: Part Three," THE COOPER UNION, August 31, 2017

Ezekiel Binns, AR '22 | Article | "Week One: Introduction," THE COOPER UNION, September 14, 2017

                                                                                         

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