LECTURES AND EVENTS

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2017 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Exhibition


The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Program to Support Creative Inquiry was endowed by a grant given to The Cooper Union by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation in 1994 to support work in the fields of art, architecture, design and engineering. The program is designed to provide students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to travel and research specific areas of personal interest. This year's fellows are Yu Kiu Chan, Kelsey Lee, Piao Liu, Maja Griffin, Jenny Hsiao, Hui Rong Liu, Sarah Schmitt, Anamika Singh, and Daniil Ashtaev. The exhibition includes projects on a range of cultural, environmental and social issues in Tibet, Japan, Baltimore, the Inside Passage in the Pacific Coast of North America, the Adaman and Nicobar Islands in India, and Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11AM through 7PM

Image: Jenny Hsiao and Hui Rong Liu. 

Open Cities: NY - Paris


In the wake of the volatile situation many refugees face in Europe, and with the Trump Administration's proposed immigration ban and the questioning of US Sanctuary City status, the Institute for Public Architecture is launching the Open City  series. The series will look at the challenges and solutions to supporting and housing vulnerable populations in our city centers, including refugees, emergency shelter populations, and disaster victims.

Co-sponsors: The Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, The Architectural League of New York, AIANY Housing Committee, AIANY Planning & Urban Design Committee.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

WAYS TO GIVE BACK
The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship

The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship program was established in 2008 by John and Harriet Mack at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in memory of their son William Cooper Mack, class of 2006. Fellowships are awarded each year to support primary research and inquiry in the development of significant and original thesis projects. Students have conducted site surveys, oral histories, research at local archives, photographic documentation, studies of indigenous building practices and interviews of community leaders in numerous countries as integral components toward the making of architecture.

We invite you to support the efforts of our thesis students to broaden the reach and impact of architecture through a contribution to this important program.  Learn More...

Image:  Aelitta Gore. 

OPEN CALLS & OPPORTUNITIES
NEW

CALL FOR NOMINEES | John Q. Hejduk Award , established in 2003, is given to a graduate of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture who has made an outstanding contribution to the theory, teaching and/or practice of architecture. The recipient reflects the passion and commitment that John Hejduk, Cooper Union faculty member from 1964-2000 and Dean of the School of Architecture from 1975-2000, had for architecture. Please send nominations to contact@cooperalumni.org. Deadline: February 21, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS | Ardeth #2: BOTTEGA: Ecology of Design Practice invites contributions that will address the ecology of contemporary architectural practice. "Ecology of Practice" (Stengers 2010) is a politically sensitive concept used to capture and understand contemporary design practice. We invite contributions that scrutinize architectural practice as a complex ecology, reflects theoretically and analytically on the concept of 'practice' and on the importance of ethnography for understanding contemporary architectural practices. Extended Deadline: February 25, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | Journal of Architectural Education 71:2 Environments seeks scholarship of design, design as scholarship, and micro-narratives that critically examine architecture's prevailing approaches toward environments, and which speculates on possible alternatives. Deadline: March 1, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Eleven Magazine: Rome 2017 Competition, 21st Century River Rennaissance is an international ideas and design challenge that seeks to address Rome's current issues by asking the international creative community to consolidate the Tiber river into a new model of Roman life for this millennium. Deadline: May 11, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICANTS | Gensler Internships in each of our offices provide unique hands-on experience in real projects, working side by side with our design teams and clients. Gensler believes in the importance of being connected to our local community. We look to hire people with compelling connections to a particular location. Learn more...
DEADLINE APPROACHING  

DESIGN COMPETITION | arch out loud: Borders, Korean Demilitarized Zone Underground Bath House challenges designers to explore the possibility of creating an underground bath house within the Korean Demilitarized one which responds to the surrounding geopolitical conditions. The role tourism can play in opening relations across a border begs the question: How does architecture position itself in the middle of this condition of tension? Deadline: February 16, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | PLOT is an award-winning annual journal produced by the Master of Landscape Architecture students of the City College of New York's Spitzer School of Architecture. The theme of PLOT Volume 6 is CLOUD. Despite its hazy interpretations, the CLOUD has also become a place of storage, suggesting a space of permanence - for data and the digital. What is a cloud?Submissions are open to all: students, professors, practitioners, collaborators, and friends. Deadline: February 20, 2017.  Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The CCA Emerging Curator Program encourages a wide range of proposals aiming to rethink and re-examine the scope and the boundaries of "curating architecture." Particular attention will be given to projects that intend to locate the discourse of architecture within a broader context across disciplines and practices. Deadline: February 27, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR APPLICANTS | The CCA Curatorial Internship Program is designed to share the CCA's expertise with students and young professionals in architecture, the design disciplines, the arts, the humanities, and cultural studies who are interested in exploring editorial and curatorial work in architecture. Students and young professionals born on or after 1 January 1986 are eligible regardless of citizenship and place of residence. Deadline: February 27, 2017. Learn More...
ONGOING

CALL FOR PAPERS | The Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) ACSA is launching its first new journal in over 70 years. As part of our commitment to advancing architectural pedagogy, TAD will be a forum for rigorous primary research, interviews, articles, and reviews, that explore technology in relationship to architecture and design. Paper submissions for the second issue, SIMULATIONS: Modeling, Measuring, and Disrupting Design, are now open. Deadline: March 1, 2017.    Learn More... 

CALL FOR SESSION TOPICS | 106th ACSA Annual Meeting: The Ethical Imperative ACSA and the conference co-chairs invite topics that will generate considerable discussion related to questions for areas in which ethics and power are relevant. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?  A conference organized by AMPS and the University of Derby springing from documentation of the complexity of our cities and their socio-economic differences. This conference seeks to explore how the three issues of city development, sense of community and housing need, all combine to make lives in our cities livable - or not. This event is interdisciplinary by default. Deadline: March 1, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Speed Presentations Edition 8: Community Interiors The AIANY Interiors Committee is pleased to announce this call for projects that make significant contributions to neighborhoods through design, program, service, and/or other strategies. New York-based architects are encouraged to submit their best interiors projects to be presented on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6PM through 8PM at the Steelcase showroom. Deadline: March 3, 2017.   Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | World Multidisciplinary Art Symposium is a platform for academicians, professionals and artists to collaborate, share knowledge and contributions in multiple disciplines of the arts. Deadline: March 10, 2017.    Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | FIGMENT NYC Minigolf 2017 For the past 9 summers, FIGMENT has produced an artist-designed mini golf course on Governor's Island in New York City that is free and open to the public. Our aspiration is to make this year's 10th anniversary edition of the FIGMENT Minigolf Course themed "New York City Has the Beat" the most visually stunning, interactive and fun to play yet! Deadline: March 10, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Eleven Magazine: Biomimicry  Our latest competition celebrates Nature as the ultimate designer. We are looking for entries that showcase design and production of materials, structures, and/or systems that are modeled on and inspired by biological entities and processes in either form, function or both. Deadline: March 11, 2017.   Learn More... 

CALL FOR PAPERS | 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar - Why Alto? The Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners to come to a research seminar to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, 9-10 June 2017. The seminar will explore the questions which provoke us to ponder, from a variety of perspectives, what Aalto means for today's architecture. Deadline: March 15, 2017.  Learn More... 

CALL FOR IDEAS | NYSCA Independent Project Grants are awarded to innovative proposals that emphasize the artistry of design excellence. Projects may lead to the creation of design prototypes, explore new technology that impacts design, research a topic in design or architectural history, or engage in critical or theoretical analyses. Deadline: March 20, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | The 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Launched in 2007, the Fuller Challenge has helped initiate the whole systems approach to understanding and intervening in complex and interrelated crises for wide-scale social and environmental impact. To express your interest in entering the 2017 Fuller Challenge, email challenge@bfi.org or sign up for their newsletter, Trimtab, to stay updated on cycle announcements. Before entering, read the 2017 Call for Proposals. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Learn More... 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Fresh Meat IX: The Fake and the Radical The formulation and production of architecture is constantly leveled against its past, present, and future authorities, that forever rewrite the rulebook. Fresh Meat Journal invites submissions regarding forms that hide, react, reject, conceal, and distort the rules of the day. Deadline: April 1, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR PAPERS | Thresholds 46: SCATTER! The MIT Department of Architecture's peer-reviewed journal will be edited with the aim to examine the history and future of the circulation, distribution and dissemination of architectural knowledge. Deadline: May 1, 2017.  Learn More...

APPLICATIONS OPEN | The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship promotes and encourages the study of architecture by New York City public high school students through a two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs during their freshman and sophomore years at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S. Deadline: May 15, 2017. Learn More...

CALL FOR DESIGN IDEAS | The LA+ IMAGINATION Open international Design Ideas Competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way you want, and give it any form and purpose you can imagine. Deadline: June 2, 2017.  Learn More... 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY | Storefront for Art and Architecture seeks an individual for a one-year fully funded fellowship position to research and develop a global project related to architecture, design, and technology. The Program and Strategy Fellow will primarily support Architecture Conflicts, a high priority project of Storefront.    Learn More...  

SUBMISSIONS OPEN | arch out loud: DEATH AND ARCHITECTURE  will examine the juxtaposition of these terms, delving into the ever-changing sociological responsibilities of architecture and the constant, unchanging condition of death. This is an open call for submissions of original written or graphic work pertaining to the relationship between the dead and the city. Deadline: Not Specified.   Learn More...  

FACULTY NEWS  
Nader Tehrani, Arch dean/fac | Juror | The 2017 AZ Awards | Group Leader | Justice in Design, Van Alen, Institute, various dates, February 2017

David Turnbull, Arch fac | Publication | "Reflections Reflected: New York, REGENERATION OF THE RECENT PAST: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE, IUAV, November 2016

Guido Zuliani, Arch fac | Publication | "Reflections Reflected: New York, REGENERATION OF THE RECENT PAST: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHING & TEACHING EXPERIENCE, IUAV, November 2016

Dan Wood, Arch fac (principal, WORKac) | Article | "Winners of the 2017 Building of the Year Awards," ARCHDAILY, February 9, 2017

ALUMNI NEWS
Daniel Libeskind, AR '70 | Article | "Studio Libeskind and Steven Holl Object to President Trump's Travel Ban," ARCHITECT magazine, February 2, 2017  | Article | "Designs for UK Holocaust Memorial released," WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS, February 1, 2017

Alta Indelman, AR '79 | Juror | Justice in Design, Van Alen, Institute, various dates, February 2017

Lee H. Skolnick, AR '79 | Article | "In the News," eOCULUS, February 6, 2017

Kyna Leski, AR '85 |   Lecture | "The Storm of Creativity," University of California Irvine, February 9, 2017, Irvine, CA  |   Workshop | Creativity Workshop: Keyword Tectonics, University of California Irvine, February 10, 2017, Irvine, CA

Chris Benedict, AR '86 |   Speaker | Measuring: The Truth About Building Energy Performance, Center for Architecture, February 6, 2017, NYC

Yael Erel, AR '02 | Solo Exhibition | Light Topologies, Cornell University AAP, February 27-March 17, 2017, Ithaca, NY  | Artist Talk | Light Topologies, Cornell University AAP, March 17, 2017, Ithaca, NY

Rayyane Tabet, AR '08 |   Group Exhibition | WAITING. Between Power and Possibility, Hamburger Kunsthalle, February 17-June 18, 2017, Hamburg, Germany

Lydia Xynogala, AR '09 |   Article | "Mediterranean modern: the first house from architect Lydia Xynogala," WALLPAPER*, January 6, 2017

Cassandra Engstrom, AR '16 | Article | "Graduate Directory 2017," WALLPAPER*

                                                                                         

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